About Us

The Asian International Justice Initiative’s trial observation program at the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh is a joint effort of the Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center and the East-West Center.  Since 2003, the two centers have worked together on human rights, rule of law, transitional justice, and justice sector capacity building programs in the Asia-Pacific region.  Professor David Cohen, a leading expert in international humanitarian law and international criminal law, directs all AIJI activities. Penelope Van Tuyl, an American human rights lawyer, serves as Deputy Director. The project is also supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations.

Our trial observation team at the ICT is comprised of International and Bangladeshi legal professionals who attend daily proceedings and work together to produce daily summary reports as well as weekly digests.

Please feel free to email us (bangladeshtrialobserver@gmail.com) if you have any questions about the project or the reports we produce.

1 thought on “About Us

  1. Wohid

    We truly welcome and appreciate this great initiative as the government, its agencies, prosecution and tribunals all conduct in a way that the public know only those info that are favorable to them. The objectivity, transparency and neutrality is not only denied in proceeding itself but also in the availability of information.

    From the obstacles you have faced thus far, as you have mentioned, one can easily conclude what a sham show trial it is which is aimed at not to establish or uphold justice but to implement political agenda of exterminating the top leadership of an ultimate opposition.

    We want nothing more than a free, fair and transparent trial for the sake of justice. We would like to request you to provide us adequate info in a neutral manner that is completely blocked by the government authorities.



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