Author: Bina D'Costa


18
Feb

I want to add one point regarding the climate around the war crimes trials. There will be accusations that this is a politicised process – indeed there already are such accusations. Persuasive rebuttal of this charge will depend not only on the impartiality and due process of the war crimes trials …

6
Feb

Ever since the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) began its work, opponents of the mechanism have emphasised that the first government of the state pardoned the alleged war criminals, that this was a project of political witch-hunt against Jamaat and BNP senior leaders and that there was no demand for justice …

1
Jan

Violent conflicts around the globe displaced a large number of people around the world.  Some 43 million people have been driven from their homes by local or cross-border warfare, and the ‘new’ wars dynamic created quasi-permanent refugee population who are spread across the world.  The international community needs a much …

30
Dec

On the global centenary year of international women’s day on 8 March, while we celebrate women’s achievements in various social, political and economic platforms, we must also reflect on the reality that surrounds us. Through the interconnected global/local networks, we are exposed to violence, fear and insecurity either near us …