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(EN)Sri Lanka Protests Outside UN Office - Against Illegal UN Pane l- 6July2010

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Published on Jul 6, 2010

Increasing protests against UN in Sri Lanka. UN baises and double standards have tarnished the credibility of UN. West is pressurizing Sri Lanka to probe on alleged human rights violations during a legitimate war on terror in Sri Lanka, on other hand west (US, UK, EU) keep escaping probe on human right violations during Illegal US invasion of Iraq and its occupation.

The General Secretary of UN Ban Ki-Moon has appointed a panel of expertise to probe into alleged human rights violations (during war against LTTE, the number one Terrorist group in the world according to FBI), against the will of Sri Lanka and without a mandate of UN security council, UN General Assembly and UNHRC. Question is what is UN? What power has UN Secretary General to appoint such a panel by himself?

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'The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has clearly exceeded the powers prescribed per Chapter XV of the UN Charter where his role as the Chief Administrative Officer and the limits of his authority are specifically defined in Articles 97 and 98, by his appointing a three member panel to investigate alleged violations of human rights and humanitarian law during the concluding stages of the military action taken by Sri Lanka in 2009 to regain the country from the designated terror group called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) also known as the Tamil Tigers. The UN Charter provides that the Secretary General shall perform such functions as are entrusted to him by the General Assembly, the Security Council and other subsidiary bodies such as the Human Rights Council, but lacks authority to act in such matters on his own. In fact, Sri Lanka's human rights issues have been dealt with appropriately by the international community in June 2009 at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva where the members decided in a 29 to 12 vote to not intervene in Sri Lanka's internal issues..."
http://www.lankaweb.com/news/items/20...
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"Non Aligned Movement (NAM) nations are preparing to challenge UN SG Ban Ki-moon over his appointment of a 3-member panel to advise him on accountability issues during the final stages of war against LTTE. The UN move is a precursor to an imminent war crimes inquiry against troops and LTTE. The 118-member NAM has expressed "serious concern" about the appointment of the panel "against the clearly expressed wishes of the country concerned, and without any mandate from the Human Rights Council, Security Council or the General Assembly..." http://www.sundaytimes.lk/100704/News...

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"A Sri Lankan cabinet minister on Tuesday led protesters on a march on the U.N. office, demanding Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon dissolve a panel he appointed to advise him on possible war crimes. Sri Lanka's government is furious at Ban's appointment of the three-member panel on June 22, saying it is a violation of its sovereignty and a hypocritical application of double standards by Western governments engaged in the war on terror.According to inister Wimal Weerawansa this panel is the first stage of War Crimes investigations an Sri Lanka will not let it happend..." Reuters http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100706/w...
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UN has respnded on protest: trapping staff
"While respecting the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully, preventing access to UN offices hinders the vital work being carried out by the United Nations each day to help the people of Sri Lanka,"
Mr. Ban appointed a panel of experts to advise him on accountability issues relating to alleged violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the final stages of the conflict that ended last year between the Government & LTTE.The three-member panel -- comprising Marzuki Darusman of Indonesia, Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Steven Ratner of the United States -- is expected to wrap up its responsibilities within four months of starting work. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp...
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BBC Sinhala Service Intrerview with Minister Wimala Weerawansa http://www.bbc.co.uk/sinhala/news/sto...

In defence of Wimal By Nalin de Silva - The Island
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_c...

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