NGOs reiterate concerns of UNHRC Commissioner

Amani Nilar | Published: 5:20 PM Feb 25 2021
Local NGOs reiterate concerns of UNHRC Commissioner

Several Non-Governmental Organisations presented their statements on the OHCHR report on Sri Lanka at the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Accordingly, several organizations, including the International Commission of Jurists,  Amnesty International, International human rights organization based in Germany, Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Human Rights Watch, and the International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination and racism presented their statements.

All the organizations delivered their oral statements after the States, and the statements reiterated the points brought to light through the report of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

Bachelet accuses that domestic initiatives have repeatedly failed to ensure justice for victims and promote reconciliation adding that despite commitments made in 2015, the current Government, like its predecessor, had failed to pursue genuine truth-seeking or accountability processes.

Moreover, she accused the Government of Sri Lanka of obstructing investigations and judicial proceedings into emblematic human rights cases. She also noted that the latest commission of inquiry, appointed in January 2021 to review the findings of previous commissions, repeats this cycle without meaningful results.

Amani Nilar | Published: 5:20 PM Feb 25 2021

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