Posts Tagged ‘Enforced disappearances’

Letter on Sri Lanka to Permanent Representatives of Human Rights Council Member and Observer States

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

[Human Rights Watch]

Your Excellency,

We write to urge your delegation to work with other member and observer states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to bring the issue of accountability for wartime abuses in Sri Lanka onto the agenda of the Council during its March 2012 session. Almost three years after the end of the military conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the government has not kept its commitments to the people of Sri Lanka, the UN Secretary-General, and the Human Rights Council to undertake credible measures to provide justice and accountability for the widespread and serious wartime abuses.

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Sri Lanka: Urgent need to prosecute security agents involved in torture

Monday, November 7th, 2011

[Amnesty USA]

Sri Lanka is not credibly investigating torture, Amnesty International said on the eve of a review by the UN Committee Against Torture into the country.

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Sri Lanka condemned over aid workers’ deaths

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

[BBC]

There was widespread revulsion following the murders of the 16 Tamils and one Muslim in the north-eastern town of Muttur during the civil war.

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