In October 2006, the ICJ appointed Mr Michael Birnbaum QC as its observer of the inquest into the deaths of 17 aid workers in Muttur, Sri Lanka in the first week of August 2006.
This is the first Addendum to the report of Michael Birnbaum QC, Sri Lanka: The Investigation and inquest into the killing of 17 aid workers in Muttur in August 2006, setting out his findings in relation to the report of Dr. Malcolm J. Dodd Forensic Investigation of the Muttur Massacre Sri Lanka August 2006, which has been made public since the ICJ published Michael Birnbaum’s report. The findings and concerns raised in this Addendum are endorsed by the ICJ.
Michael Birnbaum QC has based this report on his analysis of the report of Dr. Malcolm J. Dodd Forensic Investigation of the Muttur Massacre Sri Lanka August 2006 and his observation of inquest proceedings in Kantale, Anuradhapura on 22 November 2006 and 7 March 2007; analysis of court records, police reports and forensic reports; and meetings with both Magistrates who heard the inquest, the CID, the Secretary to the Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms, and the lawyer for the families of the victims, amongst others.
Sri Lanka-investigation inquest addendum-trial observation report-2007 (full text of addendum to trial observation report, 20o7)
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