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International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 (as amended in 2009)
International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973 [as amended by Act no. LV of 2009] : an act to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under international law

Act no. XIX of 1973 [20th July, 1973] (as amended). - Source : http://bdlaws.minlaw.gov.bd/print_sections_all.php?id=435 (last accessed on 30.05.2012)

An amendment to the 1973 Bangladesh International Crimes (Tribunals) Act was adopted on 14 July 2009,1 inserting modifications into the original Act’s provisions on, inter alia, jurisdiction and the right to appeal. Regarding the former, the Act now provides that a tribunal shall have the power to try and punish any individual, irrespective of his or her nationality, who commits or has committed in the territory of Bangladesh crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, genocide, war crimes, violations of any humanitarian rules applicable in armed conflict laid down in the Geneva Conventions of 1949, and any other crimes under international law as defined in the Act. In relation to war crimes, the Act expressly lists murder, illtreatment or deportation to slave labour, killing of hostages, wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, and other actions not justified by military necessity.2 The crimes would be prosecutable when committed before or after the commencement of the 1973 Act.
With regards to the right of appeal, the amendment provides that both the Government and any person convicted of any crime falling under the jurisdiction of the Tribunal have the right to appeal to the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh against a conviction or order of acquittal.

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