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UN calls for SL war crimes investigation

October 24, 2009

Reuters : Sri Lanka may need Gaza-style rights inquiry -UN
* War actions need examining, U.N. office says
* Suggests format like study of Gaza crimes

An inquiry similar to one that looked into fighting in Gaza may be needed to determine if war crimes were committed in Sri Lanka in the final throes of its 26-year war this spring, a U.N. office said on Friday.

“There hasn’t been a full inquiry into what did or did not happen in the last months of the war,” Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights, said. More

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