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Resolution sponsors, voters, UNHRC become accessories to SL genocide: Boyle

[TamilNet, Friday, 02 October 2015, 20:49 GMT]
Accusing that the sponsor states of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, the States that voted for the Resolution, and the UN Human Rights Council itself have “all become Accessories after the Fact to Sri Lanka’s Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes against the Eelam Tamils,” Professor Francis Boyle, an expert in international law and a professor at the College of Law, University of Illinois, said that the “Resolution calls for nothing more than the Genocidal Sri Lanka to set up a Domestic “Judicial” Mechanism dressed up with a transparent fig-leaf of international participation in order to cover-up and do damage control and damage limitation for the GOSL Genocide against the Eelam Tamils,” adding that “[h]istory teaches that this GOSL Domestic Mechanism will fail,” and “Genocide against Eelam Tamils will recur.”

Full text of Professor Boyle’s comment given to TamilNet follows:

Prof. Francis Boyle
Prof. Francis A. Boyle, University of Illinois College of Law
“I am not going to comment upon and refute all the lies, propaganda, disinformation and half-truths set forth in this Resolution. You can read my book The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka (Clarity Press: 2010) for my legal, political, and historical background analyses here. But in a nutshell the State Sponsors of this Resolution, those States that voted in favor of this Resolution, and the UN Human Rights Council itself have thereby all become Accessories after the Fact to Sri Lanka’s Genocide, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes against the Eelam Tamils.

“Pursuant thereto, Operative Paragraph 6 of the Resolution calls for nothing more than the Genocidal Sri Lanka to set up a Domestic “Judicial” Mechanism dressed up with a transparent fig-leaf of international participation in order to cover-up and do damage control and damage limitation for the GOSL Genocide against the Eelam Tamils.

“Domestic Mechanisms do not work and cannot work within the context of genocide, crimes against humanity and massive war crimes: The Nazis against the Jews; the Serbs against the Bosnians; the Hutus against the Tutsis. All required International Criminal Tribunals to bring Justice to the Victims. The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka likewise requires an International Criminal Tribunal to bring Justice to the Eelam Tamils.

“History teaches that this GOSL Domestic Mechanism will fail. And for the reasons set forth by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in his Report, the GOSL Genocide against the Eelam Tamils will ‘recur.’

“I call upon all Tamils everywhere in the world not to be deceived by this Human Rights Chicanery perpetrated upon the Eelam Tamils by the self-styled UN Human Rights Council.

“These are all International Crimes for which there is Universal Jurisdiction by any State in the World to prosecute the Sinhala perpetrators.

“Indeed, every State in the World has an international legal obligation to prosecute the Sinhala genocidaires and war criminals should they set foot upon their respective territories. Many of them have been identified by Name in the Report by the High Commissioner.

“And under international criminal law, there is no Statute of Limitations for their commission of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Eelam Tamils.

“Therefore, we must track them down and prosecute them all anywhere we find them in the world for the rest of their lives.

“Just like the Jewish People are still doing today against the Nazis seventy years after the end of World War II. Legally, these Sinhala genocidaires and war criminals are just like Pirates—The Enemies of all Humankind! “


External Links:
Clarity: Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka


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