A Catalogue of Suffering Behind the Calls for Action on Sri Lanka’s War Crimes

Daniela Gavshon, Program Director, Truth and Accountability

The following opinion piece, by Daniela Gavshon, was published in Just Security on 12 February 2021.

‘As member States consider a resolution on Sri Lanka at the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council session, it is an important moment for the international community to reflect on the violations and suffering behind the persistent calls for truth and accountability. There is no shortage of information that points to the numerous potential war crimes and crimes against humanity that occurred during the country’s quarter century of violent conflict. A project my organisation undertook beginning in 2017 helps to organize and share the published reports that detail the varied and violent incidents that took place…’

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