US Resolution Does Not Amount To International Probe – Tamil Society Forum

The Tamil Civil Society Forum, a network of Tamil civil society activists including Bishop of Mannar (retired) Rayappu Joseph, has stated that the draft resolution presented by the US to the 25th session of UNHRC does not call for an international investigation.

 

K. Guruparan, a lecturer in law at the University of Jaffna, had told Tamil Guardian that the current draft resolution on Sri Lanka effectively called on the Sri Lankan government to investigate itself.

“The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is merely entrusted with weak oversight responsibilities. What is desperately needed is an international Commission of Inquiry to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law including the alleged crimes of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity," he had said.

The forum also called for a UN Special Rapporteur to monitor the human rights situation in the North and the East. 

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