GSLF Condemned Visit of UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson
The visit of arrogant, unprofessional and un-diplomatic UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson had been strongly condemned by the Global Sri Lanka Forum., GSLF by issuing a strongly worded Press Release by them.
GSLG identified that Emmerson has diverted from his official assignment as Special Rapporteur failing to act within the code of conduct for special procedure mandate holders as specified in the UNHR Council’s Resolution of 18th June 2007 which required a mandate holder to show restraint, moderation and discretion etc., but, Emmerson’s approach, attitude and perspectives were arrogant, obnoxious and pompous to the extent of degrading the country to the level of atrociously violating HR norms based purely on unproven charges and obviously biased, founded on statements of the members of the LTTE and their political running-mates. It is a doubt that may raise in the mind of common people that UN Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson in the pay list of terrorists organization looking at his present and past behaviors.
The full text of the Press Release issued by the GSLF is as follow: