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Marc van Gurp | 2-01-2014 22:20 | Category: Peace & Conflicts
These big ads were shown at the Paris subway last month. It was from Action Against Hunger made for Human Rights Day.
Commuters could follow a bullet through a series of prints with symbols of the essential help humanitarians bring to those in need.
Ending with: “Killing a humanitarian is like killing those he helped”.
Metro Travelers are also invited to support the protection of humanitarian help by signing directly on the last print.
The campaign is a follow up from Justice for Muttur, the campaign aims to get war criminals behind bars.
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Marc van Gurp | 8-10-2012 21:35 | Category: Human rights, Peace & Conflicts
On the 4th August 2006, in the midst of civil war, many civilians, including 17 aid workers of Action against Hunger (ACF), were killed in the town of Muttur, in Sri Lanka. The aid workers were executed in their office, brought to their knees and shot a bullet in the head. That is a war crime.
None of the three national investigations launched in Sri Lanka since 2006 came to an answer. The investigations were plagued with obstruction, interference of politics in the judiciary, lack of transparency and independence, and procedural irregularities.
ACF is asking for justice for this case of war crime by opening an international and independent UN investigation. They ask you to sign their petition. It will be handed over to the President of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on 22nd of October.
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