United Kingdom: The Member of Parliament for Chipping Barnet – Theresa Villiers, travelled to Geneva with his constituent Shan Sabesan and others from the British Tamils Forum to meet delegations attending the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). She has several Tamil constituents who are campaigning for justice for Tamils in Sri Lanka, and this was her primary aim to travel to Geneva.
The MP travelled to Geneva to ask for effective mechanisms to bring to justice those who committed war crimes in the Sri Lankan civil war. It is also vital that the Sri Lankan Government takes forward reform to protect the human rights of Tamils and rolls back the excessive involvement of the military in the economy and politics.
MP Theresa Villiers had an exciting and productive set of discussions, meeting representatives from the Canadian, US and UK missions to the Human Rights Council.
“It was also good to hear an update from the staff of the High Commissioner for human rights on the project which has been established by the UN to collect evidence on war crimes, gender-based violence, and human rights abuses in Sri Lanka,” added the MP.
She further said that it is not acceptable that several years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka that wrongdoers of war crimes have not yet been brought to justice. This was a point she made strongly during her recent visit to the UN in Geneva.
The social media users appreciated the MP for her kind work. She has been an active human rights activist and has been working at the forefront to help all cultures residing in the United Kingdom. The government of the UK has always maintained good relations with its citizens and residents and attempted to fulfil all their needs individually while benefitting the nation as a whole.