Tamil Diplomat

BTC calls for the creation of a Hybrid Special Court

British Tamils Conservatives (BTC)welcomed the OHCHR’ s investigation into Sri Lanka  report,  and endorsed the OISL’s call for a hybrid special court to be established.

“The BTC affirms the call by HRH Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussain, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the creation of a Hybrid Special Court to address gross human rights violations, incorporating international judges and prosecutors, mandated to try war crimes and crimes against humanity and with its own witness protection programme” BTC said in a statement released today.

Full text of the statement is as follows:

Recalling that the Rt Hon David Cameron PC MP was the first global leader to visit the Tamil capital city of Jaffna.

Expressing appreciation for shining the spotlight on the plight of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Taking note of being the first head of government to call for an Independent International Inquiry.

Being thankful for his tireless work to win the support of members of the UNHRC to pass an unprecedented resolution.

The British Tamil Conservatives (BTC) welcome the report of the OHRHC investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity perpetrated during Sri Lanka’s civil war on Tamil civilians.

Noting the widespread and systemic nature of crimes committed by Sri Lanka’s government security forces including: Enforced disappearance, Extra judicial killings, Sexual violence, Denial of humanitarian assistance, Murder of surrendered combatants, Acts of torture,Indiscriminate shelling, and,  The internment and ill-treatment of Tamil civilians in camps, Make this the most heinous atrocity of the 21st century.

The BTC affirms the call by HRH Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussain, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the creation of a Hybrid Special Court to address gross human rights violations, incorporating international judges and prosecutors, mandated to try war crimes and crimes against humanity and with its own witness protection programme.

Calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to work with her partners in the UNHRC to pass a resolution at its 30th session to implement all recommendations of the OHRHC.