We must be vigilant on human rights in Sri Lanka
In today’s crikey…
Brisbane barrister Stephen Keim writes:
The government will hope that the so-called need to “weed out potential Tamil Tiger infiltrators” will buy it at least a few more weeks by which time it will be more difficult for independent investigators to document what really happened in the closing weeks of the war.
The international community must respond by increasing and maintaining its pressure on the government of Sri Lanka. Governments of other nations, who put their own self-interest over the benefits of ensuring justice in Sri Lanka, must themselves face international pressure. Australia has an important role to play in these processes.
The world must do more for the internally displaced and the other victims of injustice in Sri Lanka than wake for a few moments; mumble a few platitudes; and, at the behest of President Rajapaksa, return to the slumber of indifference.
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