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Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 12:38
A credible mechanism necessary to develop reconciliation among communities in SL : says UNHRC Commissioner
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Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will remain very engaged in discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on the need for transparent and inclusive processes to develop credible mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation, ahead of the report to the September session.

The observation was made at the opening remarks of the 29th Human Rights Council Session which began yesterday at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the new Government in Sri Lanka has passed a constitutional amendment which, if implemented appropriately, brings renewed hope for democracy and the rule of law.

Meanwhile, the United States commended the people of Sri Lanka for restoring democratic institutions and combating corruption.

In a statement to the UN Human Rights Council at the 29th session in Geneva, the US delegation urged the Sri Lankan government to continue on its path of ensuring accountability and reconciliation.

The US delegation also said that it looks forward to reading the report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka in August.

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