Tuesday, 01 July 2014 - 13:08
UN craves for lankan investigation
The UN Human Rights Commission stated it possessed sufficient sources to obtain necessary information although the government does not permit the investigative committee to enter Sri Lanka.
Azma Jahangir who has been appointed an expert to the UN Investigative Committee said that his team is ready to initiate the investigations.
He also said that his team is able to obtain the necessary information for the investigation from civil society representatives and the media.
Following the resolution passed during the recent UN Human Rights Commission, its Commissioner Navaneedan Pillai appointed a Committee to investigate the alleged human rights violations during the last phase of war in Sri Lanka.
Jahangir also said that Sri Lanka’s case would not be the first occasion for the UN to obtain information for investigation of this nature.
Others included in the UN Investigation Committee on Sri Lanka are former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari and former Governor-General and High Court judge of New Zealand Silvia Cartwright.
Jahangir is a former President of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association and of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.