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Sri Lanka Foreign Minster’s Letter to Rights Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein

In a letter to Rights Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein  Sri Lanka Government has promised to establish a domestic set up a credible domestic mechanism in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:

”Sri Lanka government is committed to set up a credible domestic mechanism, the relevant preambular provisions in resolution 25/1 to ensure accountability, serve justice and provide remedies will be taken in to account.
”The government looks forward to working with you and your office to develop this mechanism and obtain technical assistance.
”Will Invite the Working group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances at an early opportunity before the 30th Session of the UNHRC and also invite ”relevant Special procedure mandate Holders on a needs based early opportunity.
”The Government will commence an intimidate dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on truth, Justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence with a view to seeking his advice as necessary including extending an invitation at an appropriate time.”

Read the letter from Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and respond by the Rights Commissioner: hclettertocouncilpres-13feb


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