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International law is applicable with Condition in the trial of war crimes: Barrister Azamalul Hossain.
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Barrister Azamalul Hossain kiusi appointed as an Amicus kiuri has said in the hearing of Abdul Quader Mullah’s case that international law or Customary law is applicable in the case of war crimes trial: the inconsistencies which are in customary International law with  Bangladesh law will not applicable. The case will follow the existing law in Bangladesh. He said in response to a question of court that we are not compelled to obey customary International Law. But we may take help. Azamalul Hossain presented his speech as a fourth Amicus Kuri. He will present his statement about amended law next Sunday which was amended on 18 February. He said to Journalists that when International Criminal laws was amended in 1973, it was amended on the basis of the traditional international law. Our law holds international law. So it can be taken help from conventional international law. He said our law has been given protection in Constitution. Whether it will be applicable in the trial of our country then he said that it is applicable in our domestic law and if it is contradiction with customary international law. He said fundamental fairness has to be ensured in the field of trial. Appellate Division appointed special 7 Amicus Kuri for amended law on 20 June. Attorney General Mahbub-e- Alam, Barrister Abdur Razzak, Counsel Ehasan Siddique and Advocate Shishir Mohammed Monir were present there.