UN panel on Sri Lanka civil war in place 'next week'
Thursday, 17 June 2010.
A panel to advise the United Nations on human rights issues arising from the civil war in Sri Lanka could be in place within days.
The announcement came from the UN's head of political affairs, Lynn Pascoe, afer a two-day visit to the island.
The Sri Lankan government is opposed to the panel, which would advise UN chief Ban Ki Moon on moves to address the grievances that fuelled the conflict.
Mr Pascoe praised government efforts to resettle Tamils displaced by war.
The UN intends that the human rights panel will advise its chief Ban Ki Moon on issues and standards of accountability arising from the 37-year conflict with the Tamil Tigers, which ended last year.
The UN estimates that 100,000 people were killed in the conflict.
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Published: Thu Jun 17 19:42:59 EDT 2010