Category Archives: Politics

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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Trials and Errors

Over many years, public discourse on war crimes and its trial since 1971 seems to have generated many errors, and facts are often ignored or forgotten. This piece attempts to provide a set of facts. From the onset, two independent trial processes were established for the Pakistani and local war criminals under separate laws.…

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The Curious Case of the 195 War Criminals

As soon as the trial of war criminals began, questions were raised from different quarters as to how and why the 195 Pakistani soldiers were released in 1974 without any trial. It has also been argued that those 195 Pakistanis were the main war criminals and their release questions the merit of the current trial process. This article investigates the news reports that were published in international media from December 16, 1971 to April 15, 1974 to understand how and why those 195 Pakistanis were accused and released [..]…

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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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Bangabandhu’s ‘General Amnesty’ Declaration: Evidential Documents and Relevant Stories

One of the widely used propaganda items by the alleged war criminal lobby is the claim that ‘it was Bangabandu who resolved the issue of war crime trials by declaring General Amnesty in favour of the perpetrators’. In light of existing existing documents including media reports, this post examines the claim and exposes the falsehood that such claims represent.…

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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.