Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

War crimes probe extension granted by UNHRC

British Asia News Network- AD

Geneva: The 40th UNHRC session which was held in Geneva on Thursday concluded with Sri Lanka getting 2 more years extension to conduct probe into war crimes as it had promised in 2015. The resolution was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and moved by the UK, Canada and Germany.

UNHRC chief Michelle Bachelet showed concern because Lanka had not done enough progress in starting transitional justice mechanism. She called on Sri Lanka to implement a detailed, comprehensive strategy for the transitional process with a fixed timeline. Sri Lanka has co- sponsored a resolution in 2015 to address all the transitional justice pillars.

Sri Lanka had fulfilled 6 of 36 promises made to international committee 4 years ago as per independent research foundation study.

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