UN panel admits international failure in Vanni war, calls for investigations

Posted in PRESS RELEASE by ustamil on April 18, 2011
Sri Lanka Brief Weekly Update 02 – Monday 18 April 2011
The leaked UN war crimes report: Key points and context

Groundviews flags below some highlights of this damning report, and places it alongside some other news article for context. Follow our tweets on this breaking story here.

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UN panel admits international failure in Vanni war, calls for investigations

"During the final stages of the war, the United Nations political organs and bodies failed to take actions that might have protected civilians," The Secretary-General should conduct a comprehensive review of actions by the United Nations system during the war in Sri Lanka and the aftermath, regarding the implementation of its humanitarian and protection mandates, said the report.

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Read the executive summary of the report here

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SLB Weekly update No 03 Monday 18 April 2011.pdf


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