On 24 April 2018, Michael Polak, a member of Church Court Chambers who has experience in human rights and international law, was part of a panel discussion arranged by Voice for Bangladesh and hosted by Lord Stunnel OBE at the House of Lords.
 
Michael spoke about his client, Ahmad Bin Quasem, a Bangladeshi barrister disappeared by the Bangladeshi authorities in 2016, and the fact that this case was unfortunately not unique, given that over 400 people have been disappeared between 2009-2016. Enforced disappearances, Michael explained, can amount to a crime against humanity when committed as part of a widespread and systematic attack, and is one of a range of serious breaches of domestic and international law provisions being carried out in Bangladesh at this time.
 
Joining Michael on the panel were members of the Lords, MPs, human rights experts, and activists.
 
Michael Polak is available to be instructed in International Law areas including human rights cases by contacting the clerks: clerks@churchcourtchambers.co.uk  Tel: +44 020 7936 3637