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Inhabitants of the Menik Farm internally displaced person camp in Sri Lanka await a visit by the UN secretary-general in 2009 (Photo: Flickr/UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)
23 September 2015 by Frances Harrison, London (UK)

I learned exactly how a friend of mine was executed from the forensic examination the UN report did of the photographs of his corpse. His hands were tied behind his back and he was shot multiple times from behind. At least I now know he wasn’t tortured before he died, and in the warped world of Sri Lanka, that’s some comfort. I cannot imagine what it is like for his wife to relive this again.

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04 April 2014 by Blake Evans-Pritchard, The Hague (The Netherlands)

Will the evidence be sufficient this time? After a series of hearings last year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) judges told the prosecution to think again. The central challenge is how to establish, more convincingly than a year ago, 'the absolute authority' that former president Laurent Gbagbo allegedly exerted over the Ivorian security forces. 

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23 July 2014 by IJT

Sri Lankan MPs last week rejected, by a large majority, a new investigation launched by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) into crimes committed during the quarter-century-long armed conflict between the government and the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, which ended in 2009.

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