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ICSF and other secular organisations protest in front of Al-Jazeera London office

International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) along with a number of UK based Bangladeshi progressive, pro-liberation, secular organisations gathered in front of Al-Jazeera’s London office to protest the news agency’s biased coverage of the trial of the international crimes in Bangladesh, distortion of national history, and total lack of sensitivity towards the victims of 1971 genocide.…

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প্রজন্ম সংলাপ : পর্ব ১ ‌| বিষয় – ‘ইতিহাস বিকৃতি’

প্রজন্ম সংলাপের এই পর্বে আলোকপাত করা হচ্ছে সাম্প্রতিক সময়ের সবচেয়ে আলোচিত বিষয় – বাংলাদেশের ইতিহাস – মূলত মুক্তিযুদ্ধের ইতিহাসের বিকৃত উপস্থাপনা। যদিও সাবেক মন্ত্রী এবং মুক্তিযুদ্ধের সহ প্রধান সেনাপতি এ কে খন্দকারের লিখিত সাম্প্রতিক বই ‘১৯৭১: ভেতরে বাইরে’ নিয়ে বিভিন্ন মহলে ক্ষোভ, হতাশা আর বিশ্ময় দেখা দিয়েছে, ইতিহাসের এই বিকৃতি, বঙ্গবন্ধু এবং মুক্তিযুদ্ধকে কলঙ্কিত বা…

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শুরু হচ্ছে “প্রজন্ম সংলাপ” – আইসিএসএফ এর আয়োজনে অনলাইন টক-শো সিরিজ

একটা পাথর সময়ে বাস করছি আমরা। এটা এক দিকে যেমন নতুন প্রজন্মের জেগে ওঠার, গর্জে ওঠার সময়, তেমনি একইভাবে ইতিহাস বিকৃতি আর বিভিন্ন মহলের ষড়যন্ত্রগুলোরও দানা বেঁধে ওঠার সময়। সত্য মিথ্যার সীমারেখাগুলো মুছে দিতে চাচ্ছে কিছু গোষ্ঠী – কখনো ধর্মের নামে, কখনো বুদ্ধিবৃত্তিক চর্চার ছদ্মবেশে, আবার কখনোবা এমনকি সমাজ বদলের নাম করেও। মূলধারার প্রচলিত গণমাধ্যমগুলো…

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PRESS PACKAGE: Key facts surrounding “SILENT GATHERING” Event Staged at the Global Summit

► Organised and Convened jointly by: Komola Collective and International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) ► Staged on the 3rd day of the Global Summit, ie, on 12 June 2014, at the centre of the venue (ExCel) from 5:30-7:00 pm. ► Text carried/displayed by the protesters at the event: “WHERE ARE BANGLADESH’S RAPE SURVIVORS AT THIS…

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CALL TO ALL CONCERNED: Citizens’ silent assembly at the concluding day of the Global Summit

This is a A CALL TO ALL CONCERNED. You are aware that the three-day “Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict 2014” is presently on-going in London. On the concluding day of the summit, i.e. 12 June 2014, we from ICSF (International Crimes Strategy Forum) and Komola Collective have jointly arranged a citizens’ gathering…

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ICSF’s CALL FOR ACTION @ London Global Summit on Sexual Violence in Conflict

[This event has been updated. For an updated version of the event details, please visit this link: http://icsforum.org/citizens-assembly-at-the-global-summit/ This is a CALL FOR ACTION and also a CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS so that we can tell the stories of our “Birangonas” (the war heroines of 1971 Liberation War) before the world. As you already are aware: the London Global…

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PRESS STATEMENT: 1971 WOMEN VICTIMS VIOLATED AND FORGOTTEN AGAIN

International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) welcomes the London Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (London, 10-12 June 2014) which is no doubt a laudable and timely initiative. We are, nevertheless, surprised by the fact that the stories of the sexual violence committed against Bengali girls and women during the Liberation War of Bangladesh…

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VIOLATED AGAIN: Victims of Sexual Violence of Bangladesh in 1971

Our questions to the organizers are unambiguous and simple: Were the stories of sufferings of countless Bengali girls and women during 1971 not worth telling at the global summit? Don’t the Bengali victims of sexual violence deserve to be recognised and rehabilitated by the world community? When it comes to acknowledging immeasurable crimes committed four decades ago, of all things, time is not on our side.…

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Justice for 1971 Crimes: Rethinking Intellectual Activism

Ishtiaq Rouf of International Crimes Strategy Forum presenting the organisation’s case study titled “The ICSF Experience: A Radical Change in Outlook As to How and Where a Civil Society Justice Activism Can Contribute” at the 1st Annual Language, Literacy and Culture (LLC) Graduate Student Conference, Rethinking Intellectual Activism 2014 at University of Maryland, Baltimore County…

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A tribute to Nora Shariff

On 29 November 2013, we lost Nora Shariff. She had not only been an invaluable member of ICSF and an ever present colleague in our activities in London, but she had also been a true friend of Bangladesh. For her lifetime work as a vocal activist and campaigner against Bangladesh genocide and for always being a true comrade in Bangladesh’s…

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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 IV: Memories

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