About the Author

Dharshan Weerasekera

Dharshan Weerasekera was born and raised in Sri Lanka, but educated in the United States, at UC Berkeley, and at the University of Iowa. He has worked briefly at the Sri Lanka Defense Ministry. He later attended the Sri Lanka Law College, and is presently practicing as an Attorney-at-Law. His book, The UN’s relentless pursuit of Sri Lanka, was published in July 2013.

The UN’s Sri Lanka Strategy and Its Implications for International Law

I have in this paper argued that there is a change in strategy in the UN’s “accountability” campaign with respect to Sri Lanka, and that this change in strategy now places Sri Lanka in a legally perilous position at the upcoming March 2014 sessions of the UNHRC, where a resolution authorizing war crimes investigations will most likely be passed.

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