HRW: UN Rights Council Should Uphold Sri Lanka Commitments

Weak Response from Country Core Group Ignores Victims’ Plight

John Fisher

John Fisher, Geneva Director @JohnFisher_hrw

by John Fisher, Human Rights Watch, March 3, 2020

During his presidential campaign and after his election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa left little doubt that Sri Lanka would not enforce its commitments on justice and accountability agreed to at the United Nations Human Rights Council. So the foreign minister’s announcement in Geneva last week that Sri Lanka was withdrawing from the 2015 resolution that addressed crimes by all sides during the 26-year civil war was no surprise.

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