170 Catholic priests, including 3 bishops, in Tamil Eelam have sent a jointly signed memorandum urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to refer Sri Lanka to the UN Security Council for international crimes.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Hussein has hinted that Sri Lanka may in the future be indicted for the crime of genocide.
The international human rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) has hailed the UN’s recommendations for a hybrid special court as a tremendous victory for victims.
The UK-based advocacy group Together Against Genocide (TAG) has unreservedly welcomed the UN’s recommendations for the creation of a hybrid special court to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in Tamil Eelam.
The Chief Minister of Northern Tamil Eelam C.V. Wigneswaran today welcomed the UN’s recommendations for the formation of a hybrid court consisting of international judges, prosecutors, investigators and lawyers.
The Sri Lankan government today rejected the UN’s proposal for the formation of a hybrid special court.
The United Nations has recommended that a hybrid special court be formed to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity that occurred in the last stages of the armed conflict and in the post-armed conflict years in Tamil Eelam.
A forest fire has engulfed some parts of Manal Kaadu, Vadamaradchi East in the Jaffna peninsula.
Activists in Tamil Nadu today laid siege to the Sri Lankan consulate in Chennai and urged the Indian government to severe all ties with the island-state.
The Tamil Nadu Legislature today passed a resolution urging India to take the lead in initiating an international judicial probe into genocide of Tamils by passing a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).