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* UN investigation on Sri Lanka to examine a broad range of information and evidence
Tue, Apr 15, 2014, 10:59 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 15, London: The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will soon begin the process of establishing an investigation on Sri Lanka's alleged violations of human rights and assessing the evidence.

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of UK, William Hague said the investigation will draw on expertise from a range of fields and examine a broad range of information and evidence.

When asked what further steps his Department is taking to ensure that the international investigation into the human rights situation in Sri Lanka is carried out transparently, robustly and swiftly Hague said the British Government fully supports the UN Human Rights Council and the OHCHR in the investigation.

"We will continue to work with them and international partners, and continue to encourage the Sri Lankan Government to ensure proper implementation of the resolution," Hague told the UK parliament Thursday.

The UN High Commissioner will provide an oral update to the UNHRC in September, and will provide a comprehensive report to the UNHRC in March 2015.

The UNHRC on 27 March passed a renewed resolution on Sri Lanka which establishes an international investigation into allegations of violations of international law on both sides of Sri Lanka's military conflict, and calls upon the Sri Lankan Government to make progress on human rights and reconciliation.

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