An independent report by Geoffrey Robertson QC into the proceedings of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh was recently published. The report is the first of its kind and concludes that the Tribunal’s Procedures fall seriously short of international standards. See the report [here].
The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales published the report on their site. The views within the report do not necessarily reflect those of the BHRC. Previous statements by the BHRC in relation to the ICT in Bangladesh [here]
Geoffrey Robertson QC followed up the report with a press conference on 17 February 2015, where he highlighted a number of the key concerns highlighted by the report. Acknowledging that “1971 was too early for international justice” he noted that an “unhappy and questionable series of events” surrounded the trial and execution of prisoners at the Bangladesh ICT.