Investigation on Sri Lanka – a violation of the time frame given under UNCHR resolution
Posted on August 17th, 2014

S. Akurugoda

As can be seen from the flowing facts, the ‘time frame’ covered under the UNCHR Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 has been extended by the Navi Pillay’s controversial Panel by misinterpreting the time frame covered in the LLRC.

Under the terms and reference of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka published in the web page http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/OISL.aspx, , the ‘time frame’ of investigation is defined as the period under investigation is that covered by the LLRC, that is, from 21 February 2002 until 15 November 2011, when it presented its report to the President of Sri Lanka”.

Time Frame covered in UNCHR Resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1

Section 10 (b) of the UN HRC resolution A/HRC/25/L.1/Rev.1 dated 26 March 2014 states as follows.

To undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations

and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the

period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission, and to establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations and of the crimes perpetrated with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring accountability, with assistance from relevant experts and special procedures mandate holders;”

 Time Frame covered in the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC)

As per thehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lessons_Learnt_and_Reconciliation_Commissionthe ‘time frame’ given in the LLRC is as follows.

“To inquire and report on the following matters that may have taken place during the period between 21st February, 2002 and 19th May, 2009, namely:.. ”

Thus the above extension of time is s a blunt violation of the time frame given by the Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/25/1. This is a clear indication of the direction as to what we will get at the end of its so-called investigations. As per the previous UN reports and the way things are happening, such as the infamous Darusman Report, it is justifiable to believe that the ‘final’ report has already been cooked up & ready for presentation at the appointed time.

 

One Response to “Investigation on Sri Lanka – a violation of the time frame given under UNCHR resolution”

  1. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    Quoting the article: “Thus the above extension of time is s a blunt violation of the time frame given by the Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/25/1. This is a clear indication of the direction as to what we will get at the end of its so-called investigations. As per the previous UN reports and the way things are happening, such as the infamous Darusman Report, it is justifiable to believe that the ‘final’ report has already been cooked up & ready for presentation at the appointed time.”

    If this is the case, then this should be presented to Navi Pillai and the UNHRC and all communications with them severed. It is also time for Colombo to put some terms of her own on the table with the UNHRC. The continued support of LTTE in Tamil Nadu are not acceptable when the UNHRC wants to “judge” human rights violations supposedly committed by the Sri Lankan military.

    That if those organizations are not banned by the UN then those who have supported the LTTE and continue to do so must also come under scrutiny for their role facilitating crimes against humanity including the genocide of Tamil Muslims and Christians by LTTE to the massive human shield that LTTE held at the end of the war.

    Sri Lanka needs to put this issue aside and focus on greater issues regarding her nation. If the UNHRC are an impediment to these greater issues then they need to be put aside too.

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