Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 May, 2017

‘They Promised Us Answers’: Justice delayed for the disappeared

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This feature follows CPA’s extensive work on the topic of enforced disappearances, in terms of monitoring of commissions or recommendations for strengthening of the legislation of the Office of Missing Persons. It is compiled of interviews and photos from several protests demanding justice across the Northern Province, by way of the return of family members and children who are among the disappeared.

Two of the longer on-going protests have been in Vavuniya and Kilinochchi, with mothers and families of the disappeared calling for justice and answers. Over the last two years, the key calls have been for state mechanisms to efficiently provide the solutions promised to the citizens. Now, affected populations have lost faith in the mechanisms, commissions, resolutions that have been written, passed and appointed to serve them.

They just want their loved ones back.

The story, created on Microsoft Sway, can be accessed here and has also been embedded below.