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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the project or the reports we produce.