“Instead of Holding Perpetrators to Account, the Resolution White Washes Their Atrocity Crimes and Bail Them Out”
— Victim Groups
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, SWITZERLAND, October 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Victim teams in Sri Lanka have reacted with dismay concerning the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka submitted by the Sri Lanka Core Group of Countries, led by United Kingdom and consists of United States of America, Canada, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia and a lone Non-European county Malawi.
“We are extremely disappointed with the Resolution, which bails out Sri Lankan security forces and the political leadership who committed War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, and Genocide against Tamil people thirteen years ago” stated households of the disappeared and different victims teams.
“Instead of holding perpetrators to account, the Resolution white washes their atrocity crimes.”
This Resolution ignored UN High Commissioner for Human Rights name to Refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) which was endorsed by all earlier UN High Commissioners for Human Rights, 9 former UN Special Rapporteurs all of whom have visited Sri Lanka and wrote reviews and all of the members of UN Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka.
The name to Refer sri Lanka to ICC was additionally strongly endorsed by the Victim teams, Tamil political events, Members of Parliament and Civil Society, saying this is the one approach to get justice for mass atrocities dedicated in opposition to the Tamil folks by the Sri Lankan Security forces and political leaders.
“Given our devastating experience, we are seriously worried that the current Resolution will embolden extremely large number of troops stationed in Tamil areas to commit mass atrocities against Tamils without any hesitation, knowing well that they will not be held accountable. These are the same troops who killed thousands of Tamils and sexually assaulted and raped hundreds of Tamil women and girls.” stated the teams.
“According to UN’s Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70 thousand Tamils were killed or unaccounted for during the final six months of the war. International Truth and Justice Project in February 2017 handed over details to UN of Sri Lankan Military run “Rape Camps”, where Tamil women are being held as “sex slaves”. Furthermore, Thousands of Tamils had disappeared, including babies and children.”
Despite appeals by senior UN officers in addition to varied segments of the Tamil group who paid the devastating worth, the Resolution that was tabled ignores not solely the decision to Refer Sri Lanka to ICC, but additionally selected to disregard the ache, struggling and trauma of the victims, stated the teams.
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