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Renowned US war crimes lawyer joins Tamil peoples\' council team
Renowned US war crimes lawyer joins Tamil peoples' council team

Francis A Boyle, Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois and a renowned expert on human rights, war crimes, genocide, and the Right to Self-Determination, has joined the Tamil Peoples’ Council’s team to fight for an international Judicial Mechanism to investigate and try war crimes cases in Sri Lanka. The TPC was set up with the blessings…

NIE - Jun 06 10:19 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Geneva III, Genocide, WarCrimes ]

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The Great Geo-political Game: Presidential Election and the Geneva discourse
The Great Geo-political Game: Presidential Election and the Geneva discourse
The Great Geo-political Game: Presidential Election and the Geneva discourse

The MOU signed between the liberal opposition and Maithripala titled ‘A Common People’s Agenda for Just, Democratic and People-friendly Governance’ also reflects similar tendencies. Without mentioning the peculiarity of the situation faced by Eelam Tamils they call for the repellent of the 18th Amendment, restoring of parliamentary democracy, good governance and…

JDS - Jan 13 14:23 GMT - more ... [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Geneva III ]

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    \'Historic opportunity\' at hand for reconciliation, cooperation in Sri Lanka, says UN political chief

    “The meetings and talks with the Government of Sri Lanka are so different than they used to be, so that leads us to greater expectations…There was suffering across all Sri Lanka, every community suffered and accountability must address the grievances in the North, but also allow that all [people] in Sri Lanka feel like all their concerns are being addressed,” he…

    UN News Centre - Mar 10 19:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: UN, Geneva III, BlackJuly ]

  • A bargain in Geneva

    As the UN Human Rights Commi-ssion starts sessions in Gen-eva from November 1 to access Sri Lanka’s human rights record, one of the three countries tasked with formulating a report will be India — which is chairing the committee — with the two others being Spain and Benin. Delhi, in fact, has the toughest call of the three. It cannot afford to alienate one of…

    Asian Age - Nov 01 18:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: History, SriLanka, Geneva III ]

  • Crucial talks on SL today

    The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report is likely to be referred to by the United Nations Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay as Sri Lanka is scheduled to be a subject of discussion at the UNHRC sessions today. Ms. Pillay said though the LLRC report fell short of a comprehensive accountability process as recommended by the UN Secretary General’s…

    Daily Mirror - Mar 02 11:12 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Geneva III ]

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  • Vasu wants immediate, unconditional cease fire

    Vasu wants immediate, unconditional cease fire

    CMC Deputy Leader Vasudeva Nanayakkaya wants President Mahinda Rajapakse to offer an immediate unconditional ceasefire as a prelude to direct negotiations with the LTTE.He said that the LTTE' strike on the Katunayake air base was an extremely serious escalation of the war. "It is fortunate that there were no civilian casualties and the attack had failed to wreak…

    The Island - Apr 01 22:06 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, HumanRights, Geneva III ]

  • Loss of life in Sri Lanka conflict could have been averted: US

    Loss of life in Sri Lanka conflict could have been averted: US

    The US has said that several lives could have been saved had the global community acted earlier and more appropriately to situations in some troubled nations like Sri Lanka, which is accused of human rights abuses during its military campaign against the LTTE. The US delegation noted the failure of the international community to act in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, Sri…

    Economic Times - Sep 19 13:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: USA, SriLanka, Geneva III ]

  • Solhiem Meets Diaspora Ahead Of UNHRC Vote

    Solhiem Meets Diaspora Ahead Of UNHRC Vote

    The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) says it had talks with Norwegian Minister Erik Solheim in Oslo, Norway on Friday. In an email to the media (GTF) said it had formal meetings with Solheim, Leader of the Opposition & Conservative Party Leader Erna Solberg MP and Karin S Woldseth MP of the Progress Party and Member of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Parliamentary Select…

    Sunday Leader - Mar 18 10:26 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Geneva III ]

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    The government lacks courage to indicate the limit to which it could stretch its political solution. There should be a genuine desire for peace in the air even if the government continues its war on terror with impunity. Will Mahinda Rajapakse emerge as a Tony Blair, who could have been the next Nobel Peace Prize winner if only he had not joined George W Bush’s…

    Khaleej Times - May 15 15:25 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Peace, Geneva2, Geneva III ]

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