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Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Emergency

August 29, 2009

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies


With the support of Amnesty International

PRESENT:

Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Emergency

• How and why it is being hidden

• And what we can do about it


Monday 31 August 2009, 6.30 – 8.30 pm

Footbridge Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney

Entry by gold coin donation

Bruce Haigh Political commentator and author; former Australian diplomat and Deputy High Commissioner to Sri

Lanka.

Dr John Whitehall Paediatrician and Associate Professor in Public Health at James Cook University; volunteer

medical worker in Sri Lanka; finalist, Senior Australian of the Year, for raising relief funds for Tsunami victims.

Dr Sam Pari Tamil Human Rights Advocate; volunteer worker, post-war and post-tsunami regions of Sri Lanka.

We will also hear eyewitness accounts from government-run internment camps where 300,000

people are being held, away from the scrutiny of international humanitarian agencies and media.

Moderated by: Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney.

A Joint Initiative of CPACS and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, UTS, supported by Amnesty International.

For further information contact: Keryn Scott or Lyn Dickens, CPACS, 9351 7686 arts.cpacs@usyd.edu.au

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