War Without Witness in Sri Lanka - War Crime Photo and Video Evidence

War Without Witness in Sri Lanka - War Crime Photo and Video Evidence
UN rights body presses Sri Lanka war crime probes PDF Print E-mail
The U.N.'s top human rights body has passed a resolution calling on Sri Lanka to properly investigate alleged war crimes during its 26-year conflict with the Tamil Tigers.The U.N. Human Rights Council approved the resolution with 24 countries in favor and 15 against. Eight countries abstained from Thursday's vote.
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War crimes in Sri Lanka have been ignored too long PDF Print E-mail

ONE of the worst atrocity crime stories of recent decades has barely registered in the world's collective conscience. We remember and acknowledge the shame of Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. We agonise about the failure to halt the atrocities in Syria. But, at least until now, the world has paid almost no attention to war crimes and crimes against humanity comparable in their savagery to any of these: the killing fields of Sri Lanka in 2009.

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Philip Alston seek clarification from Sri Lankan Government on Possible War Crimes by Gotapaya Rajapaksa PDF Print E-mail

Full text of the letter sent by UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary execution to Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations office at Geneva
18 December 2009
Excellency,
I have the honour to address you in my capacity as Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/251 and to Human Rights Council resolution 8.3.

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Sri Lankan Blood bath in the beaches – the aftermath PDF Print E-mail

Sri Lankan Blood bath in the beaches – the aftermath

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Deeming Sri Lanka execution video authentic, UN expert calls for war crimes probe PDF Print E-mail

7 January 2010 – An independent United Nations human rights expert said today there are strong indications that the video of alleged extrajudicial executions by Sri Lankan soldiers that aired last August on British television is authentic, and called for an inquiry into possible war crimes committed during the conflict with Tamil rebels. Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, commissioned three experts in forensic pathology, forensic video analysis, and firearm evidence to examine the video, after concluding that the investigations carried out by the Government had not been thorough or impartial.

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