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Thursday, 08 March 2012 - 7:29
US submits draft resolution against Sri Lanka to UNHRC
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The United States has submitted the draft resolution against Sri Lanka to the United Nations Human Rights Council at its 19th session in Geneva yesterday.

The draft resolution calls on the Sri Lankan government to implement the constructive recommendations in the LLRC report.

However, it also notes with concern that the report does not adequately address serious allegations of violations of international humanitarian law.

The US resolution does welcome the constructive recommendations made by the LLRC in its report and requests the government of Sri Lanka to take all necessary additional steps to fulfil its "relevant obligations and commitment to initiate credible and independent actions to ensure justice, equity, accountability and reconciliation for all Sri Lankans."

It requests the government to present a comprehensive action plan as "expeditiously as possible" detailing the steps the government has taken and will take to implement the LLRC recommendations.

The draft resolution encourages the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and relevant special procedures to provide, and the Sri Lankan government to accept, advice and technical assistance of implementing those steps.

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