This week, observers from the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI) began attending criminal trial proceedings at the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) of Bangladesh. Directed by Professor David Cohen, AIJI is a joint initiative of the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC) and the East-West Center (EWC). Our team of local and international trial observers will attend daily proceedings in ICT Chambers 1 and 2, and work together to produce reliable, objective, public reporting on the proceedings, which will be published on this blog. Our weekly digests will also be cross-posted by the War Crimes Studies Center on its homepage, and by the East-West Center.
Although our presence in Court begins at a time when some of the ICT trials have already reached an advanced stage of proceedings, our goal is to build a website that provides well-organized, comprehensive, up-to-date information about all cases pending before the Chambers of the ICT. We appreciate your patience and understanding as our project gets up and running.