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The International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh:  Failing to Meet Recognized International Standards

The following memorandum sets out the concerns raised by the defence in the pursuit of a fair trial for its clients before the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh. It also sets out a series of recommendations in order for proceedings to meet the threshold test of 'international standards'. There has been much debate as to what this means and whether Bangladesh is required to uphold such principles if it is purely a domestic court. The answer to this is of course it does. It is completely nonsensical to suggest that a Tribunal, in the domestic legal order, is not required to be broadly compatible with due process and principles of fair trial. Bangladesh is also required to comply with its treaty obligations as a signatory to the major international human rights instruments.

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