Historical Background of the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh, Unveiling the Truth

JPUHS, Vol.31, No.1, January - June, 2018

6 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2018

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Muhammad Abdullah Fazi

Curtin University Malaysia; University of Malaya; MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY

Pardis Moslemzadeh Tehrani

Sunderland University; Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

Bin Sharom Azmi

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Law

Maryam Khan

IPS - Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad

Date Written: July 10, 2018

Abstract

After forty years of the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the government of Bangladesh established a special tribunal to prosecute war crimes allegedly committed in 1971 that led to the creation of a new country. Therefore, in 2009, the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973, was enacted by the Bangladeshi parliament to prosecute the alleged executers of genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes under the international law by a domestic tribunal. In context to the on-going war crimes tribunal, study seeks to explore the historical roots of the tribunal. The critical analysis of the historical developments suggest that the said tribunal is falling short of international standards and also lacking the jurisdiction in present scenario which has been initiated with political motives in violation of international treaties and agreements between the parties.

Suggested Citation

Fazi, Muhammad Abdullah and Moslemzadeh Tehrani, Pardis and Azmi, Bin Sharom and Khan, Maryam, Historical Background of the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh, Unveiling the Truth (July 10, 2018). JPUHS, Vol.31, No.1, January - June, 2018 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211141

Muhammad Abdullah Fazi (Contact Author)

Curtin University Malaysia ( email )

Miri
Malaysia

University of Malaya ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY ( email )

Jalan Multimedia
Cyberjaya, Selangor 63100
Malaysia
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Pardis Moslemzadeh Tehrani

Sunderland University ( email )

Faculty of Law, University of Malaya ( email )

Malaysia
+60172838177 (Phone)

Bin Sharom Azmi

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

Maryam Khan

IPS - Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad ( email )

E-11
Islamabad, Federal
Pakistan

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