U.N. Urges Sri Lanka to Establish Court to Investigate War Abuses

September 16, 2015 9:06 AM

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U.N. Urges Sri Lanka to Establish Court to Investigate War Abuses

GENEVA — The United Nations on Wednesday called on Sri Lanka to set up a special court, including international judges and lawyers, to investigate what it called “horrific” abuses committed by both sides during the country’s 26-year civil war, and by the government in the suppression of critics and opponents after it ended.

The recommendations came in a landmark report released on Wednesday, which found that both government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels had committed “the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole,” which it said could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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