Wednesday, June 3, 2009


(DM)The human rights heartland of Geneva was the scene of the Sri Lankan government’s latest victory. The government staved off a determined effort by certain Western countries to launch a formal investigation into violations of human rights and possible war crimes in the last phase of Sri Lanka’s war. At the UN’s Human Rights Council, Sri Lanka was able to draw upon the support interest of the majority of country’s in the human rights forum to defeat the call for a human rights probe by a margin of 29 to 12, with 6 abstentions. Those countries that voted for Sri Lanka included the leaders from the continents of Asia, Africa and South America, the tri-continental world. Full text