The Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal has charged it its first suspect, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, the leader of Jamaat e Islami, for war crimes including mass murder and torture allegedly committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. Although not set up until 2010, a tribunal for investigating and punishing persons for “genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under international law” that occurred during the war of independence from Pakistan was authorized in 1973 by Bangladesh’s International Crimes (Tribunals) Act.
International Law Tidbit
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 @ 7:46 pm
Posted by Sarah Cox