The government of Bangladesh has set up a special tribunal to try people accused of committing war crimes during the country's 1971 war for independence.
Bangladeshi Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said Thursday the tribunal will consist of three judges and will be led by High Court Justice Nizamul Haque.
Ahmed also named investigation and prosecution teams to try those accused of siding with Pakistan and committing war crimes during the struggle.
Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in December 1971 following the nine-month war. The Bangladeshi government began war crimes trials in 1973, but they were stopped two years later when the nation's independence leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was assassinated in a military coup.
Rahman's daughter, current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, pledged during her election campaign to resume the prosecution of alleged war criminals.