Laws of Bangladesh

The International Crimes (Tribunals) Act, 1973

( ACT NO. XIX OF 1973 )

Judgement and sentence

20. (1) The Judgement of a Tribunal as to the guilt or the innocence of any accused person shall give the reasons on which it is based: Provided that each member of the Tribunal shall be competent to deliver a judgement of his own.


(2) Upon conviction of an accused person, the Tribunal shall award sentence of death or such other punishment proportionate to the gravity of the crime as appears to the Tribunal to be just and proper.


1[(2A) A copy of judgement under the seal and signature of the Registrar of a Tribunal shall be provided, free of cost, to the prosecution and the accused person on the date of delivery of the judgement.


(2B) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, rule or legal instrument for the time being in force, when a copy of Judgement is provided under sub-section (2A), it shall be used as certified copy of the judgement of the Tribunal for the purpose of preferring an appeal under section 21.]


(3) The sentence awarded under this Act shall be carried out in accordance with the orders of the Government.

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    Sub-section (2A) and (2B) were inserted by section 3 of The International Crimes (Tribunals) (Second Amendment) Act, 2012 (Act No. XLIII of 2012).
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