Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* UNHRC receives follow-up draft resolution on Sri Lanka from main sponsors
Tue, Mar 14, 2017, 01:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 14, Geneva: The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Secretariat has received the follow-up draft resolution on Sri Lanka from the sponsors.

The main sponsors, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and United States of America Monday (March 13) submitted the HRC/34/L.1 Titled "Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka" to the Council.

The draft resolution welcomed the steps taken by the Government of Sri Lanka to implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 of 1 October 2015, and recognized in this context, the need for further significant progress.

Taking note of the comprehensive report presented by the UN High Commissioner to the Human Rights Council at its ongoing 34th session, the sponsors in the follow-up resolution requested the Government of Sri Lanka to fully implement the measures identified in HRC 30/1 that are outstanding.

The HRC34/1 welcomed the positive engagement between the Government of Sri Lanka and the High Commissioner and the Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) since October 2015, as well as the relevant special procedure mandate holders, and encourages the continuation of that engagement in the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

The resolution requested the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, to strengthen their advice and technical assistance on the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

It also requested the OHCHR to continue to assess progress on the implementation of its recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, and to present a written update to the UNHRC at its 37th session, and a comprehensive report followed by discussion on the implementation of resolution 30/1 at its 40th session.

Sri Lanka requested more time to fully implement the recommendations in the HRC30/1 resolution which was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka and adopted by the UNHRC at the 30th session in October 2015.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lanka Finance Minister says trustworthy environment built in the country to attract foreign investments
-- [9 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy earns Rs 3 billion from Galle maritime security operations
-- [1 hour and 30 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen for poaching in island waters
-- [1 hour and 39 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka asks developed world to assist developing countries in meeting challenges of climate change
-- [2 hours ago]
US air strike kills high-profile al Qaeda terrorist leader responsible for 2009 attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan
-- [3 hours ago]
Indian Tamil parties except BJP welcome actor Rajinikanth cancelling visit to Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Attempts to manipulate Hambantota Port deal - CaFFE
Ceylon Chamber marks 178 years of service to the nation today
German Travel Association contemplates to host next AGM in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, Pakistan should utilize the full potential of FTA - Pakistan PM

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.