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Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe
Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe
Sri Lanka Tamils demand foreign judges in war crimes probe

Sri Lanka's main minority Tamil party demanded Friday that foreign judges be included in a special court to investigate war crimes, a day after the UN again granted Colombo more time for a much-delayed probe. Government troops have been accused of killing at least 40,000 ethnic Tamil civilians in the final months of the island nation's 37-year civil war in 2009. No…

AFP - Mar 22 17:45 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights, UN, WarCrimes ]

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  - Sumanthiran warns of taking Sri Lanka to International Criminal Court - TamilGuardian
  - TNPF calls for international criminal tribunal in Sri Lanka - TamilGuardian
  - UN rights body grants Sri Lanka two more years to set up war crimes probe - Hindu
  - UNHRC Resolution on Lanka meets Colombo’s Requirements - Citizen
Will Sri Lanka’s hard line on drugs produce results?
Will Sri Lanka’s hard line on drugs produce results?

Sri Lanka’s move in February 2019 to bring back capital punishment for convicted drug offenders has put a spotlight on the growth of narcotics-related crime in the country. The government’s apparent tough stance is in response to concerns that Sri Lanka is re-emerging as a transit hub for global drug trafficking networks.

EAF - Mar 22 17:42 GMT - more ... [ Tags: HumanRights ]

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