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EU calls on the government of Sri Lanka to maintain a sustainable and durable reconciliation process

Geneva, 27 February 2020 - The Europian Union in a statement today at the UN Humann Rights Council's 43rd session expressed concern that the government of Sri Lanka no longer supports the framework of Resolution 30/1 to address the legacy of the past conflict and to foster accountability, reconciliation and human rights with the support of the Council. It called on the government of Sri Lanka to maintain a sustainable and durable reconciliation process, including by ensuring the continued work of the Office for Missing Persons and the Office for Reparations, by replacing the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and through confidence-building measures.

Pakistan appreciate and acknowledge Sri Lanka's efforts

Geneva, 20 March 2019 - "This council must acknowledge Sri Lanka's achievements. We as the international community and the OHCHR want to encourage and assess Sri Lanka in finding solutions and following policies in line with its international priorities and aspirations and the wishes of the people," Pakistan said today at the Interactive dialogue on the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka, at the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Statement of Pakistan

40th session of the Human Rights Council

UNHRC Resolution Passed Without A Vote: UK Encourages Sri Lanka to Accelerate for Full Implementation With a Time-bound Plan - Sri Lanka Says the  Extension of 2 Years A Mark of Recognition

Geneva, 21 March 2019 - "The resolution encourages Sri Lanka to accelerate its efforts to achieve full implementation of its 2015 undertakings and to set out a time-bound implementation plan to help it to make progress.

India Look Forward To The Full Implementation Of The 13th Amendment To The Constitution of Sri Lanka

Geneva, 20 March 2019 - "We take note of the progressive implementation of the commitments made by Sri Lanka and look forward to the implementation of its other important commitments made to the international community, including the full implementation of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. India is working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka in the implementation of various rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction projects.

International Judges Not Possibe, No Justification for UNHRC Office in Sri Lanka - Minister Tilak Marapana in Geneva

Geneva, 20 March 2019 - Sri Lanka today rejected International Communities' suggestion to set up an Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sri Lanka, saying the country does not believe there is justification for that. Also Sri Lanka's Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva stated that constitutional and legal challenges preclude it from including non-citizens in its judicial processes for War Crime.


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