This Tribunal was established under the International Crimes Tribunal (Tribunals) Act, enacted in 1973 by Bangladesh Parliament to provide for the detention, prosecution and punishment of persons for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under International law committed in the territory of Bangladesh during the War of Liberation particularly between 25 March to 16 December 1971.
For the purpose of Investigation into the crimes specified in section 3(2) of International Crimes Tribunal Act-1973, the Government established an Investigation Agency consisting initially with18 Investigators (Sec-8).
The Coordinator and Co-coordinator in the rank of Inspector General of Police are the overall controlling officers of Investigation Agency.