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‘Bangladesh ICT Act most liberal law in world’

Update : 19 Nov 2014, 05:09 PM

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) Act of Bangladesh is the most liberal law across the world to try the war criminals, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.  The Prime Minister said she feels comfort with the trial of the war criminals and execution of the verdicts one by one, BSS reports.  Replying to a question from treasury bench member AKM Rahmatullah in the parliament on Wednesday, she expressed her government's firm determination to work constantly to bring all war criminals to justice.  Sheikh Hasina said the Awami League government in 2010 constituted the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) with the objectives of establishing the rule of law, ending the culture of showing impunity to heinous criminals, deliver justice to the affected people and moreover free the nation from stigma.  She said, the ICT Act of Bangladesh only allows both the defendants and the state to file appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against the judgment of the tribunal. 

Since last century, there was no such provision of filing appeal against the judgment of the war crimes at the international level including in the war crime tribunals in Yugoslavia, Ruanda, Cambodia, she said. 

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