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Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

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Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note
1323 words
15 January 2017
HTASIT
English
Copyright 2017. Asiantribune.com

 

Washington, Jan. 15 — Contrary to what the authorities in the Government of Sri Lanka constantly state, the 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on January 10 affirms that, in adopting a consensus resolution at the Geneva UN Human Rights Council in October 2015, Sri Lanka promised to establish a special court “integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators” with an independent investigative and prosecuting body.

The HRW states in its report: “In October 2015, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a consensus resolution in which Sri Lanka pledged to undertake many human rights reforms, including resolving the many transitional justice demands arising out of the civil war. Under the resolution, Sri Lanka promised to establish four transitional justice mechanisms, including a special court In October 2015, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a consensus resolution in which Sri Lanka pledged to undertake many human rights reforms, including resolving the many transitional justice demands arising out of the civil war. Under the resolution, Sri Lanka promised to establish four transitional justice mechanisms, including a special court “integrating international judges, prosecutors, lawyers and investigators” with an independent investigative and prosecuting body. The resolution also called for an office on missing and disappeared persons, a truth-telling mechanism, and a mechanism designed to guarantee non-recurrence and reparations.”

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