Today, the Bangladeshi International Crimes Tribunal – 2 (ICT 2) found Abdul Kader Mullah, the assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami, guilty of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Abdul Kader Mullah, who denied all the charges, was convicted of five out of six charges, including murder, and sentenced to life in [...]
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Today, Abul Kalam Azad (aka Bachchu Razakar), a well-known Bangladeshi Muslim cleric, was sentenced in absentia to death for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the country’s independence war. Azad’s conviction is the first verdict handed down by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal – 2 (ICT 2). Bangladesh’s second war crimes tribunal was [...]
By Tessa Barsac On 14 March 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea rendered its first Judgment pertaining to maritime boundary delimitation in the dispute between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of Bengal. The stakes for the Tribunal were to increase its ‘attractiveness’ for States after 16 years of semi-lethargy while the [...]
On 4 April, only hours after the arrest warrant for Abul Kalam Azad was issued, the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal 1 indicted BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury in connection with crimes committed during the Liberation War of 1971. Proceedings against Mr. Chowdhury are due to start on 29 April. He will face 23 counts including genocide [...]
On 3 April 2012, the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh (ICTB) issued an arrest warrant for Abul Kalam Azad (also known as Bachchu Razakar), a former leader of the Islamist group Jamaat e Islami. He is wanted by the Tribunal for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, including killing, arson, looting and rape. Azad [...]
According to a report in The Independent, Bangladesh created, on 22 March 2012, a second tribunal to try suspects of crimes against humanity committed during the 1971 Liberation War. This recent development arrives at a time when the trial of eight high-profile suspects belonging to the country’s largest Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and to the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist [...]