Sri Lanka’s progress not a replacement for justice and accountability

Statement by UN Watch General Debate – Item 2 UNHRC 32nd Session, 29 June 2016 Delivered by Ms. Maia Dombey d Thank you, Mr. President. UN Watch welcomes the progress made by the Sri Lankan government since resolution 30/1 was adopted in October 2015. However, we take this opportunity to stress the …

After Praising Sri Lanka for Killing 40,000 Civilians, The U.N. Must Atone

Testimony delivered before the UN Human Rights Council by UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer, March 26, 2014. After Praising Sri Lanka for Killing 40,000 Civilians, The U.N. Must Atone Today, in the form of the compelling report we have just heard, and the resolution that is before us, this Council faces a …

U.N. blacks out memo admitting Human Rights Council failure on Sri Lanka accountability

The U.N. censored an internal memo showing how top officials recognized the failure of the world body’s Human Rights Council when it came to seeking accountability for Sri Lanka’s killing of an estimated 40,000 civilians in 2009. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had established a Panel of Experts …