Legal/Historical Document List

  • Pakistan Citizenship Act -- 1951
  • White Paper on the Crisis in East Pakistan, Govt. of Pakistan -- 1971
  • International Committee Of Red Cross Records -- 1971-72 (Currently Unavailable)
  • Law of Abandoned Property (Bangladesh) by M. I. Farooqui -- 1972-73
  • Constitution Of The Islamic Republic Of Pakistan -- 1973
  • Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report (Supplementary) -- 1974
  • Tripartite Agreement Between India, Pakistan And Bangladesh -- 1974
  • Rabita Trust Deed -- 1988
  • Sample Identity Cards of Stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh -- 1992
  • Supreme Court of Bangladesh decision for write petition number 3831 in the case of Md. Abid Khan and others versus Govt. of Bangladesh -- 2003

    American Papers-secret & Confidencial
        a. Letter to the US President Richard Nixon from Z. A. Bhutto President of Pakistan
        b. Letter to the US Secretary of State from Pakistan Ambassador Mr. A. M. Raza.
        c. Record of meeting between U.S.A. Ambassador and President of Pakistan.

  • Resolution of the Senate of Pakistan Office Memo, Senate Secretariat Aziz Ahmad Qureshi (Ref F No. 5(6)/85-QAP(SEN) Dec 19, 1985
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Pakistan, Letter from Deputy Director, (NBBS), Dec 11, 2004. Syed Sajjad Haider.
  • Receipt and Record of Registration with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • Sadaqat Khan Vs. Bangladesh
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs Islamabad
  • President's Secretariat Acknowledgment
  • Receipt of Registration with ICRC
  • Record of Registration with ICRC

  • International Conventions

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights
  • International Covenant on Civil And Political Rights
  • Convention on The Rights Of The Child
  • Declaration on the Rights and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. (Provided for information only)
  • Convention on Reduction Of Statelessness
  • Human Rights and Arbitrary Deprivation Of Nationality
  • Convention Relating To Status Of Stateless Persons
  • Housing and Property Restitution: Refugees and Internally Displaced Person
  • Forced Evictions
  • Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
  • The Fourth Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.
  • Convention on the non-applicability of Statutory Limitations to war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • The right to return of refugees and internally displaced persons
  • International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Basic Principles and Guidelines on the right to a remedy and Reparations
  • Declaration on Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or ethnic Minorities

    Violation of International Laws by Bangladesh and Pakistan
    in Respect of the Stateless
    The international conventions are norms of conduct, which are arrived at after extensive discussions and negotiations, often spread over many years, between multiple State parties. Conventions may govern relationships between States or they may delineate what a State may or may not do. International conventions represent a consensus of opinion among many sovereign states as to minimum standards of behavior for any State regardless of their economic development, national laws, cultural norms or social mores.

    States can become signatories of these conventions either by ascendance or by ratification. Signatories may also introduce reservations or exceptions to certain provisions of the conventions that they do not wish to be bound by. When a signatory state violates a convention they have either ascended to or ratified then they are breaking a promise they made to their own citizens and to the international community to live or behave in a certain way. When a State violates a convention they have not signed, they are still in contravention of a minimum standard of behavior as agreed by a number of their peers.

    Bangladesh and Pakistan are signatories to the following conventions:

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Convention on the Rights of the Child
    Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
    International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights
    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Convention on the Rights of the Child
    Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
    International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

    We have not only reproduced international conventions relevant to the issue at hand we have also identified the articles and clauses contravened by each of the two States. We have only identified those violations of rights, which may be considered absolutely fundamental and are generally enjoyed by the rest of the populations in Bangladesh and Pakistan. In every case the violations are grievous and chronic.

    Violations by Bangladesh:"Italicized Text"
    Violations by Pakistan: "Bold Text"
    Violations by both countries: "Bold and Underlined Text"
    All conventions have been taken from the Web site of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and the humanitarian law from the ICRC web site. Font size and type may not be the same as original.

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