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Ceylon (veraltet) must ensure compensation for victims of 2019 terrorist attacks

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that previous President Maithripala Sirisena, the previous defence secretary and 2 other former security and intelligence officials, had broken the fundamental rights of the victims by failing to prevent the particular attacks.   Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the former President and three some other senior officials to compensate the families of the victims because they had failed to prevent the tragedy.  

A step forward 

The UN human rights workplace called on the Sri Lankan Government to ensure that victims receive adequate compensation and that they and their representatives are completely consulted in the disbursement from the funds.   “In its judgment, the particular Court expressed ‘shock and dismay’ at the lack of ‘oversight and inaction’ by the safety and intelligence officials – ruling that the former Leader and his top security authorities had failed to prevent the attacks, despite detailed intelligence suggesting such attacks were impending, ” said Mr. Laurence.   A lot more than 270 people were killed within the series of explosions at chapels and hotels across the tropical isle nation.   They were purchased to personally pay almost 0, 000 into a victims’ fund.  

Lack of oversight 

The federal government also should establish a follow-up independent investigation, with worldwide assistance and the full participation of victims and their own representatives, and to hold all those responsible to account, this individual added.   OHCHR urged Sri Lanka to provide full reparations to the victims, including to establish the truth and to assure justice.  

Compensation and consultation 

“Whilst no amount of compensation can ever erase the suffering and discomfort of the victims and families, this judgment marks one step in the victims’ struggle meant for recognition of the harm suffered and their rights in order to truth, proper rights and reparation , ” said Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence.   Mr. Laurence also reiterated OHCHR’s recommendations to the authorities, who are urged to release the complete findings of previous inquiries into the Easter Sunday bombings.   In a previous choice, the Court found that will proceedings against current President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was Best Minister at the time, could not keep on given the immunities he or she enjoys while in office.  


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