What just happened in Geneva?

Today the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted resolution 30/1 on accountability in Sri Lanka. You can watch the discussion here: You can read the final text here. And you can read our summary of what it means here. So is this good news or bad news? It is...

A hybrid court, but how strong will it be?

  The Governments of Sri Lanka, the United States, the United Kingdom, Montenegro, and Macedonia have published the text of a joint resolution which will form the basis of the follow up to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ “OISL” report. You can read the...

A perspective from the global south

Every day we will be blogging one of our one-page mini essays that make up our media pack that accompanies the release of the UN report. You can download the entire pack here. UN OISLPressure for an international accountability process has come from around the...

War survivors’ needs and expectations for reconciliation

In March 2015 we launched a report, “How can we have peace?”, which communicated the views and expectations of survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war when it comes to an effective reconciliation process. The report, available here, was based on 19 focus groups, each...

The “OISL” investigation: frequently made assertions

Every day we will be blogging one of our one-page mini essays that make up our media pack that accompanies the release of the UN report. You can download the entire pack here. It does no good to go raking up the past. We should let sleeping dogs lie. This report is...