Members of the International Commission of Jurists and NSW Young Lawyers are launching an initiative they hope will kickstart a full human rights probe into abuses committed in the final months of Sri Lanka’s civil war. The move comes after the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, said he would not be dissuaded from establishing an expert panel to investigate war crimes committed by all parties during the conflict. The Sri Lankan government has indicated it will not cooperate with any inquiries from institutions based abroad. Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Australia, Senaka Walgampaya, maintains there were no human rights abuses committed by the armed forces during the conflict.

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