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UNHRC draft resolution on Sri Lanka

UNHRC draft resolution on Sri Lanka

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Draft resolution HRC 22Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri LankaThe Human Rights Council,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Covenants on Human Rights and other relevant instruments, (PP1 19/2)
Recalling Human Rights Council Resolution 19/2 on Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability inSri Lanka,
Reaffirming that it is the responsibility of the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure the full enjoymentof all human rights and fundamental freedoms of its entire population,
Reaffirming that States must ensure that any measure taken to combat terrorism complies withtheir obligations under international law, in particular international human rights, refugee andhumanitarian law, as applicable,(PP3 19/2)
Taking note
of the Government of Sri Lanka’s National Plan of Action to Implement the
Recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and its commitments asset forth in response to the findings and recommendations of the LLRC,
Noting with concern that the National Plan of Action does not adequately address all of the findingsand constructive recommendations of the LLRC,
Recalling the constructive recom
mendations contained in the LLRC’s report, including the need to
credibly investigate widespread allegations of extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances,demilitarize the north of Sri Lanka, implement impartial land dispute resolution mechanisms, re-evaluate detention policies, strengthen formerly independent civil institutions, reach a politicalsettlement on the devolution of power to the provinces, promote and protect the right of freedom of expression for all and enact rule of law reforms, (PP5 19/2, modified)
Also noting with concern that the
National Plan of Action and the LLRC’s
report do not adequatelyaddress serious allegations of violations of international law, (PP6 19/2, modified)
Expressing concern at the continuing reports of violations of human rights in Sri Lanka, includingenforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings, torture, violations of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, as well as intimidation of and reprisals against humanrights defenders, members of civil society and journalists, and threats to judicial independence and therule of law,
Also noting with concern the failure by the Government of Sri Lanka to fulfill its publiccommitments, including on devolution of political authority, which is integral to reconciliation and thefull enjoyment of human rights by all members of its population,
Expressing appreciation
for the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts in facilitating the visit of a
technical mission from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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