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University Of London Symposium: What Role Will The Commonwealth And Its 2013 Summit In Colombo Play?

Towards truth, justice and a political solution in Sri Lanka: what role will the Commonwealth and its 2013 Summit in Colombo play?
Friday 16th November 2012
Deller Hall, Senate House, University of London. WC1E 7HU.

Welcome Remarks
Daisy Cooper, Director, Commonwealth Advisory Bureau

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kkwCFI7Tzw

Session 1: The importance of Truth, Justice and Accountability for peace in
Sri Lanka
Ms. Yasmin Sooka, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on
Accountability in Sri Lanka, former member of the South African and Sierra
Leonean Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Chair: Ms Daisy Cooper, Director, Commonwealth Advisory Bureau

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-KTPZQ0ZoI

Session 2: What could a political solution in Sri Lanka look like?
Speakers:
Ms. Yasmin Sooka, member of the UN Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on
Accountability in Sri Lanka, former member of the South African and Sierra
Leonean Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
Prof Mark McGovern, Edge Hill University (Northern Ireland’s experience)
Chair: Ms. Frances Harrison, former BBC Correspondent, author of “Still
Counting the Dead”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ5SlVRclZo

Session 3: India’s influence and the Commonwealth’s engagement with Sri
Lanka and milestones on the road to the 2013 Colombo CHOGM
Speakers:
Dr Rajesh Venugopal, Lecturer in International Development and
Humanitarian Emergencies, LSE
Yolanda Foster, South Asia Desk, Amnesty International
Chair: Fred Carver, Director, Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8GvkQQYFig

Session 4: Colombo 2013: scoping the opportunity
Closing keynote speech: Senator Hugh Segal, Canada’s Special Envoy on
Commonwealth Renewal
Chair: Professor Philip Murphy, Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb5VRqwUzJs

Closing Remarks
Daisy Cooper, Director, Commonwealth Advisory Bureau

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjI_Nv7CGg

 

Read the agenda here

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