29 February 2012 by -

Views on the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) are becoming polarised as the first war crimes trial on Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971 enters its third month.

By David Bergman, Dhaka

[related-articles]On one side, there are the wildly supportive views of the ruling Awami League, which set up the tribunal in March 2010. Even the supposedly independent National Human Rights Council stated, “no other court in the world provides more rights to the war criminals than this one.”

30 March 2011 by Geraldine Coughlan

The United States is lending increasing support to international tribunals, including the International Crimes Tribunal established by Bangladesh. While visiting courts in Europe, the US Ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, Stephen Rapp, stopped off in The Hague and spoke to IJT.

02 March 2011 by Ari Bassin

Almost two years after its establishment in March 2009, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) is moving forward slowly, accompanied by strong support from victims groups and local human rights activists, but amidst significant concern over the laws which govern the process. Government representatives have repeatedly given commitments that the forthcoming trials will be credible and fair. However, international experts continue to raise concerns that the applicable legal regime falls short of compliance with international standards.

29 February 2012

Summary and link to PDF of IJT 146.

05 November 2014 by David Bergman

A spate of rulings against leaders of Bangladesh’s biggest Islamist opposition party for atrocities during the war in 1971 shows the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) forging ahead – despite continuing criticism from outside the country.

05 November 2014

Links to articles and PDF of IJT issue number 169.