This week so far: on Tuesday the annual meeting of the All-Party Group on the Baha'is, at which I was elected acting chairman. The Group had lost some key members at the election, but we needed to have a temporary list of officers to comply with the requirements of the Registrar. We discussed current major problems of human rights in Iran, where the plight of the Bahai's is steadily worsening.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Last Friday my old friend Nasim Bajwa and two visitors from Pakistan came to lunch at the House.Then I returned home in time to receive the High Commissioner for Bangladesh for a discussion over a cup of tea. Among other matters we discussed the war crimes trials, and the International Bar Association's report to the Parliamentary Human Rights Group calling for changes in the legislation to bring it into conformity with modern practice. We agreed that the best approach would be for the IBA lawyers to be in touch with the Bangladesh government's legal advisers, and since then I hope we have set the process in motion.