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Archive for November, 2017

Tamils in Sri Lanka

Demanding accountability for international crimes committed by Sri Lankan Armed Forces attending 2017 UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial Conference in Vancouver

Ottawa, ON – A coalition of organizations will be in Ottawa today at 1:30 p.m. to highlight Sri Lanka’s litany of violations of international law and to demand swift action from the Government of Canada during the upcoming UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference to be held in Vancouver on November 14-15, 2017. In a letter written by the coalition to Minister Ralph Goodale, and to Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, the coalition is asking the Canadian government to take decisive action. Minister Goodale is asked to deny entry of senior officials of the Sri Lankan armed forces to Canada under section 35(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and Attorney General Wilson-Raybould is asked to commence an investigation into war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

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