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Amnesty International Event: Demanding Justice for Survivors One Year After the End of the Conflict

April 15, 2010 Sri Lanka Campaign Comments Off

19th May marks the first anniversary of the end of the internal conflict between Sri Lankan government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which lasted for more than 30 years. Despite massive violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by both sides, impunity remains the norm. Survivors and family members of those killed have no hope of justice, truth and reparations at the national level.

Amnesty International is calling on the UN to establish an international independent investigation to collect information from all relevant sources as a first essential step to establish accountability.

Speakers include Alan Keenan, (Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group), M.C.M. Iqbal, (formerly Secretary to two Commissions of Inquiry into Disappearances in Sri Lanka) and Yolanda Foster, (South Asia team, Amnesty International).

Event Date: Weds 19th May 2010
Event Type: Panel discussion
Event venue: The Human Rights Action Centre
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm