Action plan in place to protect human rights – UN chief
The UN has said it has prepared an action plan to prevent human rights violations in countries after learning from the final phase of the military conflict in Sri Lanka, the world body’s chief has said.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said a ‘Rights Up Front Action Plan’ which has now been introduced is based on what a UN Panel of Experts learned from the situation in Sri Lanka.
“As you know, I established a Panel of Experts and the Panel of Experts requested me to see whether the United Nations had done…Addressed properly,” Ban said while addressing a year-end press briefing at the UN Headquarters yesterday.
“We had a very serious internal review. As a result of this we established this very important action plan. Of course, this ‘Rights Up Front Action Plan’ is not aiming at any particular country or any particular case. This will be used for all countries and all cases, all situations,” he said.
The Panel appointed in 2011 was headed by Marzuki Darusman, a former Indonesian Attorney General, and consisted of Yasmin Sooka of South Africa and Steven R Ratner, a US attorney.
Ban said the action plan has been submitted to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) with his strong recommendation and the UNGA President has circulated it to the member states to be used as a sort of guideline to protect human rights and prevent any further possible human rights violations in any case.
“I am very firm. We discussed this matter even this morning among our senior advisers,” he said.
Sri Lankan government was critical of the report by the panel of experts and slammed it as having “fundamental deficiencies, inherent prejudices and malicious intentions”.
It said and that it was “legally, morally and substantively flawed”. – PTI
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This guy is nuts to make a blue print for human rights violations. Did he find any tangible evidence to support the thesis that there is human rights violations.
This guy should look to india where some states endorse
unscheduled castes that are denied basic human rights for the simple
reason that they clean shit houses
basic human rights like education health and right to jobs other than cleaning shit houses
This gentleman has produced an action plan to prevent human right violations in ultimate phases in conflict resolutions.
I wish to expose his stupidity:
The plan was necesitated by the findings of a flawed commission, the Darusman Commission.
His assumption that violations took place in Mulliwaikkal in May 2009. – There were no violations, HR casualties = 0; the SL army fought a holy war of liberation with HR charter and Mahinda Chinthana in one hand ad weapon in other.
Third reason for stupidity is repeatedly admitting “UN Failure”; well, if UN failed he should resign.
Western powers and UN are embarassed because they failed to “rescue” the Sun God, the Tamil leader who was responsible for more than 100,000 deaths.
UNSG should take immediate action to stop war crimes and human rights violations and crimes against humanity by the government of imperial West countries such as USA and Britain. But he is utterly spineless to do so as he is a puppet of those countries. These countries are a law unto themselves. They are above UN sanctions and laws against human rights abuse, crimes against humanity and war crimes. They ask UNSG to apply these laws only to smaller nations who are powerless to fight against bogus claims. I still have to see the day when former President George W Bush, Tony Blair and their defence forces chiefs and Defence Secretaries are arrested and charged with war crimes at the Hague. It is like the dilemma of who is going to bell the cat.