E-Library ’71 – recent additions – (May 2010, week 1)

Librarians’ Note: This E-Library is maintained by the War Crimes Strategy Forum (WCSF), a strategic coalition of activists and organisations sharing the common goal of assisting the prosecution of war criminals of Bangladesh 1971. Only the members registered to this site will enjoy FULL-TEXT download-access to the entries. It is advised that you open your free-account today by clicking the Registration link. To be able to download full-text of the items stored on this library, or to add new items, you will need additional user-rights which can be requested from the Library-Admin at the Feedback-Address. You are also welcome to suggest new records to the library database. We hope the resources made available on this site will facilitate serious research of high standard on issues relating to the Liberation War of Bangladesh and the prosecution of war criminals.


হাসান হাফিজুর রহমান (ed.). “বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – ১.” বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র. Vol. Seven. Dhaka: গণপ্রজাতন্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার – তথ্য মন্রণালয়, 1984.
Abstract: বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – পাকিস্তানী দলিলপত্র
১৯৭১ এবং ১৯৭২ সালে পাকিস্তানী সরকারী এবং বেসরকারী দলিলপত্র (প্রেসনোট, অর্ডিন্যান্স, পত্রিকার রিপোর্ট ইত্যাদি)

হাসান হাফিজুর রহমান (ed.). “বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – ২.” বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র. Vol. Seven. Dhaka: গণপ্রজাতন্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার – তথ্য মন্রণালয়, 1984.

হাসান হাফিজুর রহমান (ed.). “বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – ৩.” বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র. Vol. Seven. Dhaka: গণপ্রজাতন্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার – তথ্য মন্রণালয়, 1984.

হাসান হাফিজুর রহমান (ed.). “বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – ৪.” বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র. Vol. Seven. Dhaka: গণপ্রজাতন্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার – তথ্য মন্রণালয়, 1984.

হাসান হাফিজুর রহমান (ed.). “বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – ৫.” বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র. Vol. Seven. Dhaka: গণপ্রজাতন্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার – তথ্য মন্রণালয়, 1984.

হাসান হাফিজুর রহমান (ed.). “বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র – সপ্তম খন্ড – ৬.” বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা যুদ্ধ – দলিলপত্র. Vol. Seven. Dhaka: গণপ্রজাতন্রী বাংলাদেশ সরকার – তথ্য মন্রণালয়, 1984.

Baran, Z. Hizb Ut-Tahrir- Islam’s Political Insurgency. Washington, DC: The Nixon Center, 2004.

Abstract: This monograph is the result of one year of research on a group that is winning the hearts and minds of Muslims, in pursuit of radical political objectives. This research focused on Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islamiyya (HT), the Party of Islamic Liberation, which effectively combines Marxist- Leninist methodology and Western slogans with reactionary Islamic ideology to shape the internal debate within Islam. HT was founded in East Jerusalem in 1953, and over the subsequent half century has become a global network with headquarters in Jordan and London. It spreads a radical Islamist ideology that is fueling anti-American and anti-Semitic sentiments. While HT as an organization does not engage in terrorist activities, it has become the vanguard of the radical Islamist ideology that encourages its followers to commit terrorist acts.

Gupta, Ranjit., and Radhakrishna, eds. World Meet on Bangladesh. Delhi: Impex India, 1971.

Abstract: Proceedings of conference ‘World Meet on Bangladesh’, held from September 18 to 20, 1971 in Delhi, India. The conference was arranged by International Committee of Friends of Bangladesh and attended by delegates from all over the world.

Cogan, J K. “The Problem of Obtaining Evidence for International Criminal Courts”. Human Rights Quarterly. 22 (2000): 404-427.

Abstract: International criminal courts will be judged by their fairness to defendants as well as to victims. In a very practical way, such claims will hinge, inter alia, on the ability of prosecutors and defendants to have reasonable access to probative evidence. But international criminal courts depend on states to provide them with evidence or access to evidence. The obligation of states to cooperate with international criminal tribunals in the production of evidence was at issue in the recent decision of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Bla’ki6 case (1997). That judgment and the provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (1998) that address judicial assistance deserve investigation. Do the rules propounded in Blakif and in the Rome Statute create the right conditions for the institution of fair trials in international criminal courts in our world today? Are such rules possible? The author argues that the diplomats in Rome failed to establish a procedure for the production of evidence that will lead to the goal of a fair and effective trial. This is cause for concern if and when an International Criminal Court comes into bein

Philipose, L. “The Laws of War and Women’s Human Rights.” Hypatia: Women and Violence. 11.4 (1996): 46-62.

Abstract: This is a review of historical developments in international criminal law leading up to the inclusion of rape as a “crime against humanity” in the current war crimes tribunal for the ex-Yugoslavia. In addition to the need to understand the specificity of events and their impact on women, the laws of war must also be understood in their specificity and the ways in which even the humanitarian provisions of those laws privilege military needs.

Bassiouni, M C. “Crimes and the Criminal Process.” Arab Law Quarterly. 12.3 (1997): 269-286.

Abstract: The authors talks about crimes classifications according to Islam and the different requirements of proof and evidence. He also talks about Sharia laws.

Elster, J. “Redemption for Wrongding: The Fate of Collaborators After 1945.” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 50.3 (2006): 324-338.

Abstract: The prosecution of wrongdoers in transitional justice differs from ordinary criminal justice in that defendants can appeal to an argument from redemption: even if they admit to wrongdoing as agents of the autocratic regime during one period of its existence, they may receive lenient treatment on grounds of their later acts of resistance to the regime. Trials and purges of collaborators in France and Norway after World War II provide many examples. The moral and sometimes the legal efficacy of this argument is undermined, however, if the later acts were undertaken for the purpose of redemption. It may also be undermined if the earlier acts were so grave that nothing can wipe them out.

Donovan, N. The Enforcement of International Criminal Law. AEGIS, 2009.

Abstract: A collection of essays addressing the issues facing international criminal justice. International court like other international bodies does require the cooperation of states to make them function efficiently.

Wright, Quincy,. “The Scope of International Criminal Law: A Conceptual Framework.” Va. J. Int’l L.. 15.3 (1974): 561-578.

Abstract: The function of criminal law is to provide for the punishment of those acts which a society believes are so menacing to its security and welfare as a whole and to its individual members that the society must assume responsibility for prevention and deterrence. If criminal law enforcement is effective it will induce a feeling that the society is necessary to provide for welfare and security. Such opinions manifest the moral character of the society and assure its unity and continuity.

Friedlander, R A. “The Enforcement of International Criminal Law: Fact or Fiction?”. Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law. 17 (1985): 79-90.

Abstract: The author argues that a truly international criminal law, mutual assistance in criminal matters- including rendition, transfers of prisoners, and exchange of information -does exist. However, we are in a twilight zone between international criminal law and a fully developed international criminal law.

Danner, Allison Marston, and Jenny S Martine. “Guilty Associations: Joint Criminal Enterprise, Command Responsibility, and the Development of International Criminal Law.” California Law Review. 93.1 (2005): 75-169.

Abstract: Contemporary international criminal law is largely concerned with holding individual defendants responsible for mass atrocities. Because the crimes usually involve the concerted efforts of many individuals, allocating responsibility among them is of critical importance. This Article examines two liability doctrines-joint criminal enterprise and command responsibility that play a central role in that allocation of guilt in international criminal tribunals. The Article posits a general framework for understanding the development of international criminal law as an outgrowth of three legal traditions: domestic criminal law, international human rights law, and transitional justice. We explore the application of that framework to joint criminal enterprise and command responsibility doctrines and argue that viewing joint criminal enterprise and command responsibility through the lens of our framework shows the need for certain doctrinal reforms. Finally, we discuss the application of liability doctrines developed in the context of international criminal tribunals to prosecutions for international or transnational crimes in other forums, such as domestic military tribunal prosecutions of terrorists, that do not share the same roots as international criminal law.

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