23 September, 2019

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APPGt Demands International Community Accept UN’s Call For Special Court

“We are shocked by the UN’s report into human rights abuses and war crimes at the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka. The report makes harrowing reading, and presents evidence of gross human rights abuses suffered by mainly Tamil civilians at the hands of Sri Lankan government forces and the Tamil Tigers.” says UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group For Tamils (APPGt)

James Berry - President of the APPGt

James Berry – President of the APPGt

Issuing a statement today the APPGt says;  “The UN’s report only came about because the UK and other members of the UNHRC demanded an independent investigation into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, an investigation that the Sri Lankan government attempted to bock.

“Today’s report is not the end of the Tamil people’s struggle for justice, it is barely the beginning. The people of Sri Lanka desperately need reconciliation. But true reconciliation can only take place after proper accountability for the grave human rights abuses set out in the UN’s report.

“In light of today’s shocking and damning report, the APPG for Tamils again calls on the members of the UN Human Rights Council to ensure that a robust accountability mechanism is put in Sri Lanka under UN supervision.”

“The APPG for Tamils will be monitoring the situation closely. Both James Berry MP and Wes Streeting MP will be attending the UNHRC in Geneva.”

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    Hey Bud

    What about the gross human rights violations committed by Briton during the colonial time and of recent “Diego Garcia”.

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    Shaa very funny when these seld apponted Part Time Human right’s activitise talk about Rights, One would love to see people such as these Talk abou the Gaza and Israel conflict and see how long they will last and the same UNHCR which Israel walked out of calling the Most Biased and political motivated instrument that wokr’s to the will on certain nations fueled by Unsavoury people. All the west agreed with them just last year. What a change. Bloody Joke..

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    what about on going human rights violations occurred in absence of so called criminalized war? Damage was clearly collateral and unavoidable.
    Prior to this war there were Bus bombs, train bombs, blowing of government buildings, total annihilation of villages by LTTE.
    How about a report about that and submit that against India who trained and armed LTTE?

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