UNHRC adopts resolution for international inquiry on Sri Lanka

admin | Thursday, March 27th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to adopt a resolution to establish an international inquiry into abuses that have been committed in Sri Lanka.

British Tamils Forum and many other organisations have expressed concern regarding the ability of an OHCHR-led inquiry to deliver justice to the victims and survivors; we also regret the unduly narrow scope of the inquiry and the resolution’s failure to note the ethnocratic dimension to the conflict.

Nevertheless, we believe this resolution represents a step forward in the Tamil people’s quest for justice, rights and freedom. British Tamils must work with our allies around the world to strengthen this inquiry, deliver witnesses and evidence, and pursue our campaign for justice until Sri Lanka’s genocide of the Tamil people is halted.

A full statement on BTF’s reaction to the adoption of this resolution will follow shortly.

Photo courtesy Tamil Guardian.

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