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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
Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting
Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting
Sri Lanka Keeps Its Domestic Political Rift From Spilling Into UN Rights Meeting

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has kept his country’s political rift from spilling over to a United Nations Human Rights Council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose the prime minister’s decision to co-sponsor a resolution giving the nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming from its civil war.

The Diplomat - Mar 22 17:43 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, UN, WarCrimes ]

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