Thursday, 27 May 2010

Winning the Invisible Conflict: Is Sri Lanka headed for sustainable peace?

Filed under: Human Rights,Media and Conflict,Restorative justice,Transitional Justice — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 08:26 PDT

On Tuesday 19th May 2009 – the day after the death of Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, declared victory over the Tamil Tigers, bringing to a close 26 years of conflict. With the routing of the LTTE, and the reclamation of all occupied territory, it was announced that the conflict in Sri Lanka had come to an end.

The cost of this declared victory was immense…

Though the conflict with the LTTE is over, the root causes which in part were responsible for giving that entity its birth have yet to be addressed…

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15 years accompanying human rights defenders in Colombia

Filed under: Human Rights,Nonviolence,Peaceworkers in the news — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 07:06 PDT

English: 15 years accompanying human rights defenders in Colombia from Peace Brigades International on Vimeo.

15 years accompanying human rights defenders: A documentary by Peace Brigades International. October 2009.

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Thailand: Activists want body to look into clashes

Filed under: Human Rights,Peaceworkers in the news,Thailand,Transitional Justice — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 06:16 PDT

Local and international human rights activists are calling for the urgent establishment of an independent panel to investigate the deadly clashes between security forces and red shirt anti-government protesters…

Nimit Tienudom, from the No Civil War Group, said… people on all sides of the political divide – including red shirts, military officers and peace advocates – should contribute to the investigation to ensure impartiality…

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