NZ assures support for IC justice and accountability to war victims

[TamilNet, Saturday, 03 December 2011, 20:01 GMT]
“New Zealand remains willing to co-operate with the international community in considering appropriate investigative mechanisms to bring justice and accountability to the victims of the Sri Lankan war,” said New Zealand’s foreign minister Murray McCully, on Thursday, in a letter addressed to Tamil Forum in New Zealand. The UNSG panel report is likely to be discussed at the March Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, he further said in the letter.

At the Commonwealth meet this time at Perth, there was no majority in favour of holding SL government to account, he observed.

On the protest raised by New Zealand Tamils against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s scheduled visit to Auckland last October for the Rugby World Cup, the foreign minister said the SL President had cancelled the visit.

Neutral governments such as the New Zealand should play a more proactive role in the wake of international organisations hijacked by some powers failing in delivering justice, commented an Eezham Tamil political analyst in the diaspora.

India openly took a stand in shielding genocidal Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth.

War crimes investigation and accountability may go as a lengthy process. Delayed justice is in fact denying justice. Sri Lanka commits worse crime of structural genocide today. Token support to international investigation doesn’t mean much in the given context. Governments that do care for international justice should think of an altogether different strategy of recognizing the Remedial Sovereignty of Eezham Tamils, the political analyst further said.

 

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