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 [...]

ICSF lauds European Parliament’s Resolution

International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF) lauds European Parliament’s resolution on 16 January 2014 (2014/2516(RSP)) for correctly assessing the overall political situation in Bangladesh surrounding the recent General Election and the trials [...]

Legal Framework of the ICT and Due Process standards

This post outlines the basic legal framework of the International Crimes Tribunal (Bangladesh), its institutions, personnel, its processes, standards and fair trial attributes. Pro-71 activists may find this piece useful in addressing and countering [...]

A Response to Morris Davis’s piece on the ICT

This is one of the responses shared with us from people around the world who are keen about the ongoing justice process in Bangladesh set up to end impunity for the international crimes that have been perpetrated during the country’s Liberation [...]

‘Think it Through, Benches is the Answer’

This article is based on the position paper titled ‘Think it Through, Benches is the Answer’ – A Legal and Strategic Analysis of the Government’s Stance on Setting up Additional Tribunals (full-text dowload link), which is based on an [...]

Stephen Rapp: Of misconceptions, unrealistic expectations and double standards

[Full text of ICSF’s position paper on this issue is available for download from this link]. – The United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues Mr. Stephen Rapp first arrived in Bangladesh on 10 January 2011 at the invitation [...]

Things Lord Avebury Failed to Mention and Clarify

Photo: Lord Avebury in the seminar. Courtesy: Tanvir Ahmed. Dear Lord Avebury, A little while ago we received a copy of the press statement issued by you. The statement is in direct reference to the All Parliamentary Human Rights Group Seminar [...]