TwitterFacebookPinterest

In Search of ‘Joint Criminal Enterprise’ in the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act 1973

Muhsina Farhat Chowdhury

2015

Volume: 3 Issue: 2
Legal Issues

Abstract

There is a need for a resonance of the doctrine of joint criminal enterprise (hereinafter, JCE) in the International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973. Thus, this paper explores whether or not the 1973 Act accommodates the provision of joint criminal enterprise. There is substantial presence of the basic and systematic forms of JCE in the criminal jurisprudence of Bangladesh. Reasons are three-fold. First, the doctrine of JCE was already a settled principle of criminal liability in the criminal jurisprudence of Bangladesh during 1971; second, this doctrine in the form of common purpose liability was in practice in the post-World War II international tribunals and national courts trying international crimes of similar nature; third, the ICT Act by its very nature, purpose and language, accommodates the principle of JCE.

Download full text
Only open access items are publicly downloadable
Keywords : , ,
Language :
Entry Type : Journal Article
Uploaded By : Rayhan Rashid
Upload date : Sunday, 26 July 2015

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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.