Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on UNHRC – March 2014.MP3

CPA’s Executive Director Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu on the draft resolution on Sri Lanka tabled at the UN HRC’s 25th session, and its implications for the country.

“This resolution as attested to by the draft also does point to continuing violations for example with regards to religious freedom, the impeachment of the chief justice, the continuing culture of impunity, land grabs, the lack of witness and victim protection, continuing disappearances, self-censorship in themedia, lack of right to information, legislation and host of other continuing violations. Perhaps the most controversial and the key part of the resolution with regard to the issue as to whether there should be a call for independent international commission of inquiry into allegations of war crimes…”

Listen to the short audio interview here –https://soundcloud.com/cpasrilanka/dr-paikiasothy-saravanamuttu-2

« Sri Lanka: Weak UN resolution will endanger justice » by JS Tissainayagam

« Language in the draft resolution now before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for an investigation into past and ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka lacks teeth say critics. A resolution that establishes a weak investigating body will only render ineffectual what the international community says it is working for – strengthening human rights to promote reconciliation in a country recovering from war. »

via: http://asiancorrespondent.com/120494/sri-lanka-weak-un-resolution-will-endanger-justice/

source: www.asiancorrespondent.com

« UN HRC 22nd Session | Resolution ‘Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka’ » by Groundviews

An archive of material around the Resolution titled ‘Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka’ passed at the UN Human Rights Council today.

Via http://groundviews.org/2013/03/21/un-hrc-22nd-session-resolution-promoting-reconciliation-and-accountability-in-sri-lanka/

source: Groundviews