Ban Ki-Moon, UNSG and his ‘Panel of Experts’
Posted on September 21st, 2010

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera, Australia

On 18th Friday, it was reported that the panel of experts appointed by the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) to advise him on alleged Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka during the final stages of the war has commenced work. The panel has 4 months to submit the Report and the UNSG had said that he is anxiously waiting to receive its advise.

The crime committed by Sri Lanka was, elimination of the world’s deadliest terrorist organisation, the LTTE, after struggling for 3 decades. But some groups are frustrated that they failed to stop Sri Lanka from finishing off the terrorists. So the terror backers and the UN wants to ‘punish’ Sri Lanka by appointing a panel for alleged war crimes.
 
For those who tried to save the LTTE, peace and stability in Sri Lanka is a thorn in their eyes. They are disappointed about their failure to make the conflict drag on and that Sri Lanka is no longer Kashmir, Afghanistan or Pakistan, where suicide bombers move freely creating mayhem.
 
Therefore, backed by LTTE sympathisers, the UNSG has appointed a panel namely, Marzuki Darusman, Steven R. Ratner and Yasmin Sooka who are already prejudiced towards Sri Lanka. Because earlier, they had been involved in a commission that probed into human rights in Sri Lanka and had a row with the government and left in a huff. Steven Ratner has also co-authored a book on Human Rights and in it he has referred to Sri Lanka as a case study.

On the other side of the fence, while the UNSG is pointing the finger at Sri Lanka, in July 2010, a departing Senior Official, Inga-Britt Ahlenius, who was the Head of the Department in Combatting Corruption in the UN, submitted a Report admonishing the UNSG. In the Report, she had chastised the UN chief and said that it was her duty to highlight Ban’s failure to lead the UN down the right path and his absence of strategic guidance and leadership. She had also added that, ‘there is no transparency and there is lack of accountability and the Secretariate is now  in a process of decay’.
 
Further, in July 2009, a confidential memo from the Norwegian Ambassador Mona Juul  to her Foreign Minister was leaked. In it, she had said that the UNSG was ‘spineless and struggling to show leadership with irresolute appeals and that he was lacking in dedication’.
 
Ban Ki-Moon’s term is coming to an end next year and he is stepping on smaller nations to show his grit. Thus he is making every effort to win re-election for a second term. 

3 Responses to “Ban Ki-Moon, UNSG and his ‘Panel of Experts’”

  1. Nihal Fernando Says:

    Ban Ki-Moon is now like a drying oil well when somebody has spilled the beans all over the united nations after the brave reports made by a Senior Official Inga-Britt and the Norwegian Ambassador Mona Juul. This spill cannot be pluged and a bigger damage to his image has already been done. He took such a long time to appoint his panel because he might have got the report prepared first and the panel is to cover his nudity. We know the outcome and the results already. He has turned to be a Shylock who is trying to get a pound of flesh from the nearest part of the heart from Sri Lanka. Ban Ki-Moon will never survive a second term.

  2. Gangdhi Says:

    BKM is the UN secratary and he has an office.

    There are a number of senior staff in his office who falls in to “person of Indian origin PIO or Non Resident Indian NRI”.

    These people are well educated, good in their command of English.

    They come from India as well as from the British Indian Empire.

    In Kashmir innocent civillians are murdered and raped by the Indian armed forces.

    Indian Union has no right to be in Kashmir.

  3. De Costa Says:

    Gangdhiji,
    Behind the scene are some “educated” ones from Ceylon, dead British Empire. Are you one of them ?

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