Bangladesh recently established the death penalty for rape following widespread protests in response to several high-profile sexual assaults. Though this might seem like progress, allowing capital punishment for crimes of violence against women does little to protect victims of sexual assault. In fact, it is a poor stand-in for meaningful criminal justice reform.
Panelists will discuss the history of capital punishment for crimes of sexual assault, implications for survivors, the effect on offender accountability, and more in this virtual panel conversation. CLE Credit Pending.
Amy Bergquist, a senior staff attorney with the International Justice Program at The Advocates for Human Rights
Kaarin Long, a staff attorney with the Women's Rights Program at The Advocates for Human Rights
Zaman Ashraf, Asian Human Rights Commission, Asian Legal Resource Centre
Co-sponsored by Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN)
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