Indonesian, Austrian to form the Panel of Experts
[TamilNet, Monday, 21 June 2010, 03:19 GMT]
An Indonesian and an Austrian are to form the panel of experts to
advise UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on accountability issues
relating to the last stages of the separatist war in May last year, according to Sunday Times.
One of the two members appointed to the Panel of Experts by the UN
Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon this week is identified as Maruzki
Darusman, a former Attorney General of Indonesia.
He was a member of the now defunct International Independent Group of
Eminent Persons (IIGEP) appointed by President Mahinda Rajapakse to
observe proceedings of the Commission of Inquiry mandated to inquire
to 16 cases of human rights violation including the killing of aid
workers in Trincomalee.
The identity of other member from Austria is
still not known, according to a news report carried by the Sunday
Mr. Darusman had also served in a UN panel that had investigated the
death of one time Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto who was
assassinated during an election campaign.
The move, a prelude to a possible UN investigation into alleged war
crimes, both by troops and Tiger guerrillas, is to be announced in New
York in the coming week.