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Tivoli Committee steps up pressure, plans London protest

Published:Friday | May 24, 2013 | 1:46 PM

Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor - Radio



Convenor of the Tivoli Committee, Lloyd D'Aguilar, says he’s awaiting a response from the Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding on the steps the government plans to take to ratify the statutes of the International Criminal Court (ICC).




Today marks three years since the security forces conducted an operation in Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston, during which more than 73 civilians were killed.



The Tivoli Committee wants the government to give the ICC jurisdiction over the incursion.



D’Aguilar is hoping the Justice Minister will respond positively to a recently sent letter seeking his intervention.



He says he is still awaiting a response to a petition which was delivered to the Office of the Prime Minister in March calling for an international investigation into the May 2010 incursion.



D’Aguilar says the Tivoli Committee intends to intensify its public campaigning efforts to get the government to agree to an international investigation.



He says as part of those efforts a protest will be held in London today.



The government announced on May 6 that a Commission of Enquiry will be established to probe the incursion.



On Wednesday the minister with responsibility for information Senator Andrea Falconer told journalists that the terms of reference for the enquiry should be submitted to the Cabinet within the next two weeks.



D’Aguilar says the Tivoli Committee has already outlined to the government what it thinks the terms of reference should include.



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