The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights released the following statement after their submission to the UN panel of experts on Sri Lanka.
ECCHR provided witness statements to the UN panel of experts that is going to advise UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka in January 2011. These testimonies confirm claims of large scale attacks against the civilian population in 2009 that have also been reported in several other published reports. The statements underline the necessity of independent international investigations into the incidents. ECCHR also published an overview of options for initiating war crime investigations within the UN system.