Action Alert Archive
Request that the UNís report be made public!
April 13, 2011
This week, the UN panel of experts will be handing over its report to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It will provide him with recommendations on issues of accountability regarding violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during Sri Lanka's civil war.
Although the panel only functions in an advisory capacity, it marks progress toward justice in Sri Lanka. The panel received thousands of testimonies from individuals and organizations illustrating horrific human rights violations committed by the Government of Sri Lanka. The panel's report will help the UN find better means of engaging and supporting accountability in Sri Lanka.
The UN Secretary-Generalís actions in creating this panel are extremely commendable, but as of today, the panelís findings will remain confidential. Amnesty International is calling for the UN panel to make its findings public and for the UN to continue supporting international justice in the following months and future.
It is important that the panelís report is made public in order to provide information to survivors of Sri Lankaís war as well as other concerned organizations and individuals. Please join us in supporting Amnestyís call for Ban Ki-moon to make the panelís report public and promote its accessibility.
The mission of People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) is to end the systemic human rights abuses against the Tamil population in Sri Lanka, and promote equality, rights and justice on the island. PEARL is 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by human rights activists concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka.