Foreign participation in ‘domestic mechanism’ confirmed

Foreign participation in ‘domestic mechanism’ confirmed

Weliamuna reiterates Lanka lacks expertise to investigate ‘system crimes’

article_imageBy Shamindra Ferdinando

Attorney-at-law J.C. Weliamuna yesterday confirmed that there would be international participation in the proposed domestic court to inquire into accountability issues in Sri Lanka.

Addressing the media at the Information Department, Weliamuna said that Parliament would have to make the required amendments to pave the way for international participation in the process. He said that a hybrid court would have been much better where the addressing of the issues was concerned, but the recently adopted Geneva resolution co-sponsored by the government of Sri Lanka had promised on less intrusive mechanism.

The Information Department organised the briefing in collaboration with the state-run Rupavahini………………  read all

JVP claims international mechanism risk remains

By Chamodi Gunawardana
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday asserted that the risk over the establishment of international mechanisms into war crimes investigation is still remains.
Conducting a public lecture called ‘Geneva Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva stressed the resolution co-sponsored by the US and Sri Lanka, which passed in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), at Geneva is calling for a special consultancy office comprised with foreign officials.
“The proposed office will have UN judges, lawyers and observers in order to guide country’s judicial system. We would like to ask the Government what are differences between this and the hybrid court concept,” he charged.
Silva went on to say that ‘western imperials’ led by the US, raised war crimes allegations to pave the path for enter the country. ………….READ ALL

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