A meeting was organised in London, attended by local groups and representatives of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) to strengthen the panel of legal experts to monitor the design and implementation of the transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka, including the judicial measures to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide (“Monitoring Accountability Panel” or “MAP”) appointed by the TGTE.
This meeting was held at Sun Longue, Atlip Centre in Wembley on Sunday. Attendees of the meeting discussed the ways and means of supporting the work of the legal experts committee.
The MAP will provide independent monitoring, advice, and recommendations, focusing on the effectiveness of accountability measures from a victims’ perspective. It will also consider issues of fair trial and due process for suspects and accused persons. The views and recommendations of the Panel will enable victims and other stakeholders to participate more effectively in the process and thus enhance the legitimacy of the measures.