Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
With the support of Amnesty International
Sri Lanka’s Human Rights Emergency
”¢ How and why it is being hidden
”¢ And what we can do about it
Monday 31 August 2009, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Footbridge Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney
Entry by gold coin donation
Bruce Haigh Political commentator and author; former Australian diplomat and Deputy High Commissioner to Sri
Dr John Whitehall Paediatrician and Associate Professor in Public Health at James Cook University; volunteer
medical worker in Sri Lanka; finalist, Senior Australian of the Year, for raising relief funds for Tsunami victims.
Dr Sam Pari Tamil Human Rights Advocate; volunteer worker, post-war and post-tsunami regions of Sri Lanka.
We will also hear eyewitness accounts from government-run internment camps where 300,000
people are being held, away from the scrutiny of international humanitarian agencies and media.
Moderated by: Associate Professor Jake Lynch, Director, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney.
A Joint Initiative of CPACS and the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism, UTS, supported by Amnesty International.
For further information contact: Keryn Scott or Lyn Dickens, CPACS, 9351 7686 [email protected]