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Human Rights Watch: ICT Amendments Fail to Meet International Fair Trial Standards

14 July 2011 by Administrator

In a statement released on Tuesday, Human Rights Watch recognised that the recent amendments to the rules of procedure for the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) fail to bring the tribunal in line with international fair trial standards.

"While the amendments are a significant improvement, key problems still need to be fixed to ensure fair trials and avoid unnecessarily lengthy appeals," said Human Rights Watch's Asia Director, Brad Adams.

See the Q & A between David Bergman, journalist with the Bangladesh New Age newspaper, and Toby Cadman of 9 Bedford Row International for further comment on the extent to which the new ICT amendments fail to comply with international standards of fairness:

For more information:

Human Rights Watch Press Release

Dawn World Press Article

Posted in International
Tagged Bangladesh







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