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21st century, war crimes still continues... In a report, WAR CRIMES IN SRI LANKA, the International

Crisis Group said, “The scale of civilian deaths and suffering demands a response. Peace in Sri Lanka

requires some measure of justice. An UN-sponsored international inquiry should be the first step in

producing a comprehensive and credible record of the final months of Sri Lanka’s war.”


The Elders in a statement in May said, “The Elders believe an independent, international inquiry, with the

ability to gather evidence within the country, is the best option. We hope this will be the recommendation

of the expert panel due to be set up to advise the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon.”


On 22 June 2010, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, established a Panel of Experts to advise him

on the issue of accountability with regard to alleged violations of international human rights and

humanitarian law during the final stages of the conflict in Sri Lanka.


The Panel now, willing to hear from you Join the following well-known personalities and urged the panel

to recommend establishing an independent international inquiry on the War Crimes committed in Sri



Join them and Urge for an independent international inquiry in Sri Lanka;

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, chair of The Elders, David Cameron, British Prime Minister, Navaneetham Pillai,

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General, Jimmy

Carter, 39th President of the United States of America, Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa, Mary

Robinson, Former Irish President and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Madame Louise

Arbour, President and CEO, International Crisis Group, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil

Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch,  Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International

Martti Ahtisaari, Former President of Finland and international mediator, Lakhdar Brahimi, Former Algerian

Foreign Minister and former UN envoy, Graça Machel, Former Minister of Education and Culture in Mozambique


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Deadline for Submissions: 15 December 2010


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