Well, bold claims require strong evidence.
It is therefore with great pleasure (but little surprise) that the 22nd Chief Justice of Bangladesh has just been revealed to be a SOAS Law graduate.
Syed Mahmud Hossain studied for BSc and LLB degrees before coming to SOAS in 1993 to gain the six-month long “Commonwealth Young Lawyers” degree.
The news follows the appointment of another SOAS graduate to a senior legal position – Akhlaq Choudhury QC – who became the first person of Bangladeshi origin to become a UK High Court Judge back in September 2017.
Read the full coverage of Hossain’s impressive career in the Dhaka Tribune.