UN calls for Sri Lankan war crimes court

...there is no doubt that thousands, and likely tens of thousands, lost their lives, indicating the widespread scale of the attacks. The patterns of commission of gross human rights violations and serious violations of international humanitarian law...
— OCHCR report
  • On Wednesday, the UN called for a special court to be set up to investigate war crimes committed by both sides in the conflict between Sri Lanka's army and Tamil Tiger rebels between 2002 and 2011. 

  • The recommendation was made in a report published by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights