Tamils urge UN to recognize rights to form interim government

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 04 August 2004, 10:12 GMT]
International Federation of Tamils (IFT), an organization of expatriate Tamils, urged the United Nations to recognize the Tamil people's rights, under international economic social and cultural covenants, to form an interim administration to improve their living condition in north east of sri lanka, Tamil sources in Geneva said. The memorandum was submitted to the 56th session of UN sub commission on promotion and protection of human rights.

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The memorandum drew attention to the violations of economic social and cultural rights against Tamil people in Sri Lanka and detailed the living conditions and deterioting state of education, health, economic and infrastructure sectors in the NorthEast.

IFT urged the need for an interim self-governing structure to improve economic social and cultural life of north east, and sought UN action on the situation of Internally Displaced People in the NorthEast.

Memorandum also pointed out the violation of the economic and cultural rights of the Tamil People by the Sri Lanka Government's continued imposition of the High Security Zones (HSZs) in residential areas and fertile agricultural lands.

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Tamilnation: UN Subcommision sessions on Human Rights 2004


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