This Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka” is also called the ‘Darusman report’ or ‘PoE report. Mr. Darusman was also a member of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights The Special Rapporteur will report his findings and recommendations to the. The Special Rapporteur investigates and reports on the situation of human rights in succeeding Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) who had served as the Special.

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It puts the lives of those individuals and their families at risk. One is that government was justified in whatever it did, because we were dealing with ruthless terrorists and therefore the ordinary laws could not be respected.

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For with Fonseka as his principal opponent, Rajapaksa had to cover that flank as it were, so that it was extremists who played the largest role in his campaign, not the fundamentally decent and moderate SLFP leadership. At the same time, accountability goes beyond the investigation and prosecution of serious crimes that reoprt been committed; rather it is a broad process that addressed the political, legal and moral responsibility of individuals and institutions for past violations of human rights and dignity.

But I could not understand why he did not then take forceful disciplinary action. It feeds into the political agendas of interested parties. We further call reporf the release of darusmaan full reports of all internal investigations into allegations of human rights violations and abuses.

The panel found that the Sri Lankan justice system was incapable of providing accountability. Just two months later, when Reuters was about to break its story, the military admitted to the involvement of the security forces in the killing of 10 Rohingya men in Inn Din village in Maungdaw Township, reportedly because these individuals could not be transported to a police station.


While the intensity, scale and impact of the recent events in Rakhine were of a different order, the manner in which operations are conducted demonstrates marked similarities. What was termed the militarization of the North was attributed mainly to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Secretary of Defence, and in many minds he was considered the greatest barrier to Reconciliation.

A service provided by. The Report stated that the Government shelled on a large scale in three consecutive No Fire Zones, where it had encouraged the civilian population to concentrate, even after indicating that it would cease the use of heavy weapons.

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Her son tried to save his sister and was attacked by the security forces. Most importantly, we have no indications of the security forces taking actions to halt the violence.

These operations further resulted in significant numbers of casualties among villagers. The surrounding area showed no indication of any firing. More generally, we are looking at the various discriminatory policies and practices put in place in the state and their consequences on the enjoyment of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights for all.

Then his signature on the Report entitled him to accept a handsome consultant fee. The first is very simply that it comes far too late. The army had used cluster munitions. In many of these cases, civilians have been at the receiving end of the violence.

We have now conducted over in-depth interviews with victims and witnesses of alleged human rights violations and abuses. I fear this is a myth of which he has been convinced by those who see themselves as brilliant exponents of the language, having been to elite Daruwman schools.

Our final report will give a detailed account of our methodology so that there can be no question about the rigour of our fact-finding.


Daruman those who were opposed to even that limited devolution, on the grounds that it would inevitably lead to separatism, saw Gotabhaya as their champion, and he came in time to articulate their views with increasing assertiveness.

Several sources he cited estimated the number to be in the range dadusman to Another argument presented is that fear of ARSA motivated many to flee. The long-standing conflicts in Kachin and Shan states have recently intensified, leading to more reports of serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed darueman these areas by the security forces.

It has been put together, according to the introduction, by three patriots who are also strong adherents of pluralism and the rule of law.


Sri Lanka should initiate a process, with strong civil society participation, to examine in a critical manner, the root causes of the conflict, including ethno-nationalist extremism on both sides, the conduct of the war and patterns of violations, and the corresponding institutional responsibilities. She recalled how women were holding their babies tightly in despair, and how men and women were brought to a paddy field and separated.

Darisman were prepared to disavow terrorism as well as separatism, but they were anxious to exercise political power in predominantly Tamil regions, at least in terms of the Provincial Councils Act of That will be when the fireworks start, if it did happen, Garnett.

We are also attentive to the omissions, which will affect the attribution of responsibility.