“Let the U.N. Unmask the Criminals of Sri Lanka’s War” by Louise Arbour

The Human Rights Council has an opportunity, and should seize it. A number of the council’s current member states — for instance Chile, Costa Rica, Botswana, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Morocco and Macedonia — have led on other human rights issues and should press the council on this one. Sri Lanka’s government is playing a waiting game, hoping the international community will lose interest, while also proffering the crude argument that reconciliation is attainable without justice.

But the costs of doing something now would be very small compared with the years of strife that would be the likely result of letting impunity win in Sri Lanka.

Via http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/opinion/let-the-un-unmask-the-criminals-of-sri-lankas-war.html

source: www.nytimes.com

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