15 Apr 2009
Leading human rights' advocates urge the Security Council to uphold the responsibility to protect 100,000 civilians at risk of mass atrocities in northern Sri Lanka
The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect issued a press release urging the UN Security Council to take timely and decisive action to uphold its responsibility to protect populations in Sri Lanka. Fighting between the Sri Lankan Security Forces and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has put populations at increased risk of mass atrocity crimes. The press release references an open letter sent by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect - and signed by several of its Patrons and International Advisory Board - to the UN Security Council.