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Sri Lanka's judiciary unfit for international crimes finds TAG

A briefing note by Together Against Genocide (TAG) on the capability of Sri Lanka’s judiciary to deal with international crimes found that it was “not yet capable of justly administering a war crimes tribunal to the standard expected by victims and the international community.”

The 5 page document concluded that,

“the lack of independence, poor attitude towards fundamental freedoms and lack of judicial competence significantly endangers a future tribunal.”

The report released on Wednesday touched on issues of, a lack of independence of the judiciary, poor judicial attitude towards the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, a lack of competence in the judiciary and racism.