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News, 6/27/2014

President Ahtisaari appointed as expert in the Sri Lanka investigation

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navi Pillay has appointed Mr Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, as an expert in the investigation into human rights violations and abuses by both sides during the armed conflict in Sri Lanka. President Ahtisaari will be joined by Ms Silvia Cartwright, former Governor-General and High Court judge of New Zealand, and Ms Asma Jahangir, former President of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association and of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. The Investigation Team will be operational until April 2015.

More information can be found on the OHCHR website:

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Updated 6/27/2014

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