Sri Lankan think-tank releases review of the UN panel report on the War

“The release of the Panel Report into the public domain raises certain questions of propriety and
international impartiality expected of the office of the UNSG”

Accountability, Restorative Justice and Reconciliation: Review of the Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka – 31 March 2011

(September 19, Paris, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Marga Institute, the oldest independent think- tank in Sri Lanka headed by its founder and Chairman Emeritus Dr. Godfrey Gunatilleke, released its report of the recent Seminar on “Accountability, Restorative Justice and Reconciliation”. Held at the Marga Auditorium on 27 July, 2011, the Seminar reviewed the report of the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on accountability in Sri Lanka.

The seminar was organized in four sessions with panel discussants such as; Prof. Lakshman Marasinghe, Fr Noel Dias and Mr. David Blacker. The first session was devoted to a brief presentation of the working paper; the second session dealt with the Panels account of the last stages of the war and IDPs; the third examined the Panel’s application of the law and the discussion of the approaches taken by the panel and government on restorative justice and accountability. The fourth session was devoted to the issues of post war reconciliation.

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