The International Criminal Court (ICC) has lauded the ongoing war crimes trial in Bangladesh and the country’s commitment to implement the Rome Statute.
ICC President Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi and its Deputy Prosecutor James Kirkpatrick Stewart came up with the praise during a meeting with Chief Justice SK Sinha in the Hague recently.
Silvia Fernández said Bangladesh’s war crimes trial experiences will help strengthen the national judicial systems of different countries.
During the meeting, the Chief Justice reiterated Bangladesh’s unflinching support to the Rome Statute and informed them about the ongoing trial of the war criminals for their crimes committed against humanity during the War of Liberation in 1971.
He also expressed his willingness to arrange an international seminar on the Rome Statute to share Bangladesh’s experiences in preventing sexual and gender-based violence during the Liberation War.
The Chief Justice led a judicial delegation which visited the Netherlands on June 17-22.