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Bangladeshi Lawyer Named UN Rights Expert on Human Trafficking

The U.N. Human Rights Commission has appointed a Bangladeshi lawyer as its Special Rapporteur on human trafficking.

A U.N. statement said Sigma Huda was named to the post Tuesday. Under the post, Ms. Huda will be asked to recommend ways to uphold and protect the rights of trafficking victims, especially women and children.

Ms. Huda is the founder and current president of the Bangladesh Women Lawyers Association.