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PRESS STATEMENT: 1971 WOMEN VICTIMS VIOLATED AND FORGOTTEN AGAIN

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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ICSF lauds European Parliament’s Resolution

The European Parliament resolution, unlike some of the ill-informed stances recently adopted by some other entities such as the British Parliament or the US Senate, demonstrates a more clear understanding of the situation on the ground.

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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 some of the misconceptions and criticisms surrounding the ICT’s process. Prepared as an introductory part of a more detailed paper by…

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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 War of 1971. The following letter is a response by Arman Rashid, a concerned…

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‘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, which is based on an internal memorandum prepared by the International Crimes Strategy Forum (ICSF – www.icsforum.org) in January 2012 to communicate the concerns…

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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 of the Bangladesh government. Subsequently on 21 March 2011, Mr. Rapp issued a letter to foreign…

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Things Lord Avebury Failed to Mention and Clarify

Things Lord Avebury Failed to Mention and Clarify

It has now become a missed opportunity, and perhaps, made these discussions much more difficult to take place in future, since IBA too is now considered to have compromised its independence by attending this dubious seminar organised by a political lobby that represents the war criminals. We, who care about 1971 and the victims of…

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