Sri Lanka

Accountabilty: Government caught in the trap

Mar 9, 2017
  • The lack of decisive progress  reflects a lack of capacity or willingness of the State to prosecute and punish perpetrators when they are linked to security forces.
  • The failure to show progress in the above-mentioned cases only strengthens the case for the establishment of a specialized court to deal with system crimes, staffed by specialized personnel and supported by international practitioners 
Going by the recent statements made by the leaders of Sri Lanka and the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which is stressing the need for reconciliation among various communities in Sri Lanka, it is puzzling as to how long the reconciliation between them would last.  



Daily Mirror, March 10, 2017

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