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Bangladesh: A Free and Fair War Crimes Tribunal?

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Paris-based attorney Katherine Iliopoulos has a new article out at Crimes of War Project. She writes:

A war crimes tribunal set up in Bangladesh to try those responsible for atrocities during the country's 1971 liberation war with Pakistan is facing increased scrutiny by the international community. While the International Crimes Tribunal has been widely welcomed in Bangladesh as a response to the longstanding need to address the issue of impunity for alleged war crimes and other crimes under international law, serious concerns have been raised, particularly regarding its statute, which contains several provisions that are incompatible with international law and international fair trial standards. In July, Rules of Procedure were adopted, which are also highly problematic in terms of international human rights law.

The full article is at:

http://www.crimesofwar.org/onnews/news-bangladesh.html