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Welcomes positive engagement between Govt. and HC’s office

Welcomes positive engagement between Govt. and HC’s office

A follow up draft resolution on Sri Lanka sponsored by Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America was submitted to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday.

This follow up resolution under the title of “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka welcomes the positive engagement between the Government and the High Commissioner and the Office of the High Commissioner since October 2015.

The resolution encouraged the continuation of that engagement in the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka;

It calls on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue to assess progress on the implementation of its recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka and to present a written update to the UNHRC at its thirty seven session and a comprehensive report followed by discussion on the implementation of resolution 30 at its fortieth session.

The resolution also requests the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, to strengthen their advice and technical assistance on the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka. (Daily News)

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