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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 9:15
UNHRC Chief urges Sri Lanka to act swiftly
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein urged the Sri Lankan government to accelerate the pace of fulfilling all the obligations in the mutually agreed resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council in October 2015.

Updating on human rights issues in 40 countries at the 36th session of the Human Rights Council yesterday (11) in Geneva, High Commissioner Zeid urged the Government to swiftly operationalize the Office of Missing Persons.

The High Commissioner noted that In the North, protests by victims indicate their growing frustration over the slow pace of reforms.

He asked the government to also move faster on other essential confidence building measures, such as release of land occupied by the military, and resolving long-pending cases registered under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and reform the draconian Act.

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