MEDIA ADVISORY: Screening of Channel 4’s ‘No Fire Zone’ and Panel Discussion

Edward McMillan-Scott (ALDE), Ana Gomes (S&D), Laima Andrikiene (EPP), Raul Romeva i Rueda (Greens/EFA), and Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Crisis Group invite you to a screening of
“No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka” 
Channel 4 Documentary
 Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 14 May 2013, 15.30 – 17.30
European Parliament, P5B001 Paul Henri Spark
Nicolas Beger, European Institutions Office Director, Amnesty International
Alan Keenan, Sri Lanka Project Director, International Crisis Group 
Lotte Leicht, EU Director, Human Rights Watch 
Callum Macrae, Director and Producer of the documentary film “No Fire Zone”
EEAS representative  
Moderator: Ana Gomes, MEP, S&D 
Please RSVP to [email protected] by Wednesday, 8 May 2013
If you require accreditation to the European Parliament, kindly provide your name, date of birth, nationality and type and number of your ID. 
“No Fire Zone” is a new feature-length documentary about the final bloody months of the 26 year-long Sri Lankan civil war told by the people who lived through it. The culmination of a three-year investigation, which has included two award-winning TV documentaries broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK, the film provides powerful evidence of apparent war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Sri Lankan government forces and the LTTE. The screening will mark the fourth anniversary of the end of the conflict and will follow an EU-supported resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), asking for an independent and credible investigation into allegations of violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. Despite the end of armed conflict, the Sri Lankan government has failed to credibly investigate these serious allegations, including the deaths of up to 40,000 civilians. It has also failed to promote reconciliation, instead stepping up the crackdown on dissenting views in a bid to consolidate power.