23 June 2016

Interview with Dr. Mario Gomez, Executive Director ICES

In the second interview of our podcast series, Dr. Isabelle Lassée of SACLS talks to Dr. Mario Gomez, Executive Director of the International Centre for Ethnic Studies on various issues relating to TJ in Sri Lanka. After a brief discussion on the advantages of setting up a Permanent Human Rights Court in Sri Lanka, Mario goes on to consider the value of truth commissions and what a Sri Lankan truth commission could look like. Mario also assesses the new Bill titled ‘Office on Missing Persons’. He closes by reasoning out the need to balance public consultations with political momentum in forming TJ mechanisms and how this is playing out in Sri Lanka right now.