Category Archives: Lobbying

ICT: Paradoxical propaganda

Since 2011, Cassidy and Associates (“CA”), one of USA’s largest lobbying firms has as one of its clients, Mir Quasem Ali, one of the 14 indicted by the International Crimes Tribunal (“ICT”) for war crimes committed in 1971. Documents from US congress disclose that CA has assembled a four-member team to lobby the ‘US House…

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Lobbying to prevent justice?

A recent article published in St. Louise Today, titled “Missourian in quest to free Bangladeshi newspaper owner from jail”, by Mr. Bill Lambrecht, talks about the current lobbying campaign against the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) of Bangladesh, led by a Washington based lobbying firm “Cassidy and Associates” and its chairman Mr. Gregg Hartley. This article describes the campaign to free Mir Quasem Ali, owner of a newspaper and a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, who is currently in custody for war crimes in Bangladesh. While this article merely quotes Mr. Hartley and certain other critiques of ICT, it ignores certain other facts and clearly demonstrates either a bias or a lack of information that I will highlight in this writing [..]…

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Uphold impunity – Rescue the War Criminals

Today I am writing to you to inform you about a war. A war that haven’t drawn any blood, at least not yet, but it is hurting our collective conscience nevertheless. It is a media war, a war where only the wealthy succeeds, only they can spread their ideas and convince the rest of the world that they are right. On the other side, being the underdogs, we can only hope that our faint whispers will somehow overpower their roars only because they are true.…

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Who’s Afraid of Sarmila Bose?

Sarmila Bose has been invited to key international policy talks on Pakistan over the last few years. This article looks at her connections to various think-tanks and policy groups in both UK and USA which possibly explains her research. …

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Lord Avebury- A Policy of Appeasement?

A Policy of Appeasement? I was recently having a discussion with a friend about the International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh. He couldn’t understand why liberals and multiculturalists were being critical about the trial’s developments. This criticism is part of a growing trend for supporters of the tribunal. I wouldn’t like it to become a split. …

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Archive I: Media Archive

Archives news reports, opinions, editorials published in different media outlets from around the world on 1971, International Crimes Tribunal and the justice process.

Archive II: ICT Documentation

For the sake of ICT’s legacy this documentation project archives, and preserves proceeding-documents, e.g., judgments, orders, petitions, timelines.

Archive III: E-Library

Brings at fingertips academic materials in the areas of law, politics, and history to facilitate serious research on 1971, Bangladesh, ICT and international justice.

Archive IV: Memories

This archive records from memory the nine-month history of 1971 as experienced and perceived by individuals from all walks of life.