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  • Sri Lanka War Crimes Resolution Softened Before U.N. Debate

    COLOMBO | By Shihar Aneez An air force officer holds Sri Lanka’s national flag as the sun sets at Galle Face Green in Colombo February 2, 2013. Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte COLOMBO A U.S.-backed resolution at the United Nations that seeks justice for victims of Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war has been softened to keep its government […]

  • Sri Lanka: Conflicting Reconciliation

      Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management In a significant shift in policy, on September 24, 2015, Colombo decided to co-sponsor a draft resolution (A/HRC/30/L.29) that was tabled at the 30th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The draft resolution titled ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’, […]

  • Sri Lanka Escapes ‘External” War Crimes Probe Read more >

    Sri Lanka Escapes ‘External” War Crimes Probe

    ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka Thursday escaped a “hybrid” war crimes investigation involving foreign judges and prosecutors as the United States tabled a watered down resolution in line with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s stand. Instead of prescribing external involvement in the accountability process, the resolution leaves the involvement of any foreigners at the discretion of the […]

  • Consensus Reached;  Joint Resolution On Sri Lanka Tabled at HRC 30 Last Minute Read more >

    Consensus Reached; Joint Resolution On Sri Lanka Tabled at HRC 30 Last Minute

    Requests the Office of the High Commissioner to continue to assess progress on the implementation of OHCHR’s recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability, and human rights; to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its thirty-second session, and a comprehensive report followed by discussion on the implementation of the […]

  • Germany Assures Support to Sri Lanka at UNHRC Read more >

    Germany Assures Support to Sri Lanka at UNHRC

    ( German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier  with Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera) Germany has assured its support to Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Foreign Ministry said that the assurance had been given by German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, during talks he […]

  • Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council

    By Taylor Dibbert. On Monday at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, Mangala Samaraweera, laid out the broad contours of the government’s plan regarding reconciliation, truth and justice. The government’s agenda includes a truth and reconciliation commission; an office on missing persons; a judicial mechanism; and an office for […]

  • US Backs Call for Credible process in Lanka Read more >

    US Backs Call for Credible process in Lanka

    UNHRCThe United States today noted the need for credible justice processes when addressing incidents related to the war. Responding to comments made at the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva today by the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, the US […]

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