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'We do not trust any mechanism created locally' - Disappearances Committee NE

In a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, and writing on behalf of the Disappearance Commissions North and East, the Northern Province Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan reiterated the call for an international investigation stating "we do not trust any mechanism created locally, which in the past has not delivered justice to the survivors."

See full letter here. Extracts reproduced below:

"Regarding: Seeking UN monitored international independent inquiry into forced disappearances and abductions.

We the committees of the disappearance from the North and East, write to you as representatives of the collective body, that still seek justice. We do not trust any mechanism created locally which in the past has not delivered justice to the survivors.

We would like to register with Your Excellency our distrust of any local mechanism that investigates forced disappearances and abductions. We have seen at least four official truth seeking commissions that failed the survivors;  some of them did not even release to the public their official findings." ....

It is our grave concern that the government is using this exercise to buy time before the Geneva session in March and we are certain that the victims will not have justice. Therefore we strongly support an International independent UN working group to investigate enforced disappearances and abductions."

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