[JURIST] The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official website] on Thursday voted [press release] to launch an investigation into alleged human rights violations during Sri Lanka's civil war. In a vote of 23-12, with 12 member states abstaining, the council resolved to "establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations" that took place during a decades-long conflict [UN News Centre report] between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) [official website]. The LTTE, a...

More...