UN urges Sri Lanka to take ‘credible’ steps to ensure accountability for alleged war crimes

[ UN News Centre ] - [ Mar 22, 2012 17:42:49 GMT ]

The top United Nations human rights body today called on the Government of Sri Lanka to take “credible” steps to ensure accountability for alleged serious violations committed during the final stages of the country’s civil war. In a resolution adopted today, the 47-member Human Rights Council called on the Government to take “all necessary additional steps to fulfil its relevant legal obligations and commitment to initiate credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans.” The text, tabled by the United States, was adopted by a vote of 24 in favour to 15 against, with 8 abstentions. [ full story ]
- UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation - State Dept, USA

Comments [ 3 ]:

written by Suneth (United Kingdom)
no worries....we'll sork it out an show you the results. this is Mahinda Raapaksha
- Mar 22, 2012 18:26:27 GMT

written by karikalan1 (United Kingdom)
You can work it out but the International community will be breathing down your neck, they can dictate to you what measures need to be taken like dismantling HSZ and Army camps, providing proper Civil Service and removing the Army interference, all the NGOs will have to be allowed, the amount of Tamils killed, in detention disappeared will be accounted for, lot of work, is in't it Suneth? never mind with the help of International community you can do them.
- Mar 23, 2012 9:45:22 GMT

written by Suneth (United Kingdom)
Ooh...yah Karikalan, if tried to in the pace they asked to do, you guys have started all over again. taking weapons and killing everyone. We have to do it in a pace that ground situation can absorb it striking a balance between human rights and national security
- Mar 23, 2012 10:08:47 GMT

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