The application of International Humanitarian Law by the International Crimes Tribunals of Bangladesh

M. Rafiqul Islam*, Nakib Nasrullah

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The International Crimes Tribunals (ICTs) of Bangladesh are exclusively national tribunals, operating under the International Crimes (Tribunals) (Amendment) Act (ICT Act 1973 (amended)). These high powered special international crimes tribunals have been prosecuting and punishing individuals who committed, directly or indirectly, crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, and other serious crimes under international law during the Bangladesh war of independence from March to December 1971. Since its establishment in 2010, ICT-1 has been continuing its functions but ICT-2, formed in 2012, functioned until 2015 when its functioning was suspended indefinitely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific perspectives on international humanitarian law
EditorsSuzannah Linton, Tim McCormack, Sandesh Sivakumaran
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781108667203
ISBN (Print)9781108497244
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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