Australian lawyers gather evidence on possible Sri Lanka war crimes | Asia Pacific

Australian lawyers gather evidence on possible Sri Lanka war crimes

Australian lawyers gather evidence on possible Sri Lanka war crimes

Updated 6 January 2012, 10:10 AEDT

More than a year after Sri Lanka launched its final offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels, pressure continues to mount for an international tribunal into alleged war crimes.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon plans to appoint a panel of experts to look into a tribunal, something the Sri Lankan government says is unwarranted and uncalled for. Now Australian lawyers are joining forces with the International Commission of Jurists to take witness statements and prepare evidence for any war crimes tribunal.

Presenter: Joanna McCarthy

Speaker: John Dowd, President of the International Commission of Jurists Australia; Anne Marie Doueihy, co-chair of the Sri Lanka project on behalf of the NSW Young Lawyers Committee

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