When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomised by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the Sri Lankan government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.
He didn’t interview the accuser or medical staff who examined her, but he cleared the peacekeeper – who remained in the Sri Lankan military.
Dias didn’t talk to the accuser, he told The Associated Press, nor did he interview medical staff who examined her.
But he did clear his soldier, who remained in the Sri Lankan military.
In 2007, a group of orphaned Haitian children identified 134 Sri Lankans who gave them food for sex in a child sex ring that went on for three years, an Associated Press investigation found.
In that case, which was corroborated by UN investigators, the Sri Lankan military repatriated 114 of the peacekeepers, but none was ever jailed.
“A suspected war criminal is the wrong person to conduct an investigation into alleged crimes committed by a peacekeeper,” said Andreas Schuller of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights, a Berlin-based group that helped launch the complaint.
Beyond a blemish on the reputation of the UN, these violations fuel a culture of violence that undermines the potential for sustainable peace.June 11, 2017: London: India booked their spot in the semifinal of the 2017 Champions Trophy, after defeating South Africa by eight wickets in their last Group B game, against South Africa, at The Oval, on Sunday.This win takes Team India to the top of the table with four points.The Steve Smith-led side, which had to share points in their previous two games against New Zealand and Bangaladesh due to rain, was once again involved in a rain-interrupted clash.However, this time around the Eoin Morgan side were well and truly home, winning the match via Duckworth/Lewis method by 40 runs, denying Australia a point and a shot in the semifinals.
In fact, Sri Lanka has never prosecuted a single soldier for sexual assault or sexual misconduct while serving in a peacekeeping mission abroad, the AP found. officials update their records and reconcile data from old files.