2ND LEAD (Adds 1995 Boyle interview on Srebrenica)

Boyle warns UN repeating Srebrenica debacle in Vanni

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 March 2009, 03:41 GMT]
Pointing out that “in 1995 the United Nations Organization as a whole was fully complicit in Serbia's genocidal massacre of 8500 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in violation of Article III (e) of the 1948 Genocide Convention that prohibited, criminalized and required the punishment of: 'Complicity in genocide'," Professor Francis Boyle, an expert in international law and a professor at Illinois College of Law, said that it looks as if "the United Nations is now repeating one of the most shameless and disgraceful debacles in its entire history in today's Vanni Pocket by becoming complicit in Sri Lanka's genocide against the Tamils there.”

"Indeed, at the time Srebrenica was a designated United Nations "safe area" supposedly under the protection of the United Nations Security Council, whose member states refused to lift even one finger to save these Bosnians from Serbian genocide," says Prof. Boyle who won two World Court Orders on the basis of the 1948 Genocide Convention that were overwhelmingly in favor of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina against the rump Yugoslavia to cease and desist from committing all acts of genocide against the Bosnians.

Professor Boyle pointed to the Inner City Press (ICP) report which stated that "[t]he UN on Monday acknowledged that it is funding camps in Sri Lanka from which people cannot leave."

ICP has been asking for two weeks at the UN whether international aid funds will be used for detention camps in which those fleeing the conflict zone in Sri Lanka will be detained, until the end of 2009 or longer. Holmes confirmed that the UN has "offered to assist transit camps" or "semi-permanent camps," and as to funding as so far "make no links between the two."

U.N. human rights chief warned Friday that "civilian casualties could reach "catastrophic" proportions if the two sides do not suspend their fighting," and that the Sri Lankan military and the Tamil rebels may have committed war crimes.

Pillay also said the "army has repeatedly shelled inside safe "no-fire" zones set up for the civilians, and that "a range of credible sources" showed that more than 2,800 civilians had been killed and more than 7,000 wounded since January 20."


Chronology:


Related Articles:
10.03.09   U.N. funding Sri Lanka internment camps, withholds casualty ..
10.03.09   Evacuation would constitute U.S. "complicity in genocide"- P..
02.03.09   Britain trying to dodge obligations to prevent Genocide of T..
03.02.09   Gotabaya should be prosecuted for Genocide, war crimes – Pro..

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.08.19 02:22  
Tamil representatives urged to boycott OMP office opening in Jaffna
24.08.19 00:04   Photo
Despite ending Emergency, Sirisena keeps SL military empowered with police powers
23.08.19 07:04  
SL Forest Department remains unmoved by uprooted Tamils’ demand for resettlement
22.08.19 06:50  
40 parents of missing persons die within 915 days of protest
21.08.19 18:17   Photo
‘Death certificates’ issued to 500 of 3,500 Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance in Ampaa'rai
20.08.19 20:23  
Wigneswaran warns of bleak future for Tamils, urges planning for next step
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=28729