Five years after Sri Lanka's bloody civil war came to an end, questions of accountability for alleged abuses have still not been fully resolved. Martti Ahtisaari has been named as one of three advisors to a UN team investigating human rights violations in the country.
"If you have double standards, you undermine the morality and integrity of human rights." Mary Robinson
In the first of a two-part interview with Mayumi Yoshinari for Chuo-Koron, Martti Ahtisaari and Mary Robinson discuss climate justice, impunity and the ICC, their approaches to international conflict mediation, and more.
The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.