Navi Pillai request for Sri lankan assistance.-Video
UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navaneedam Pillai plans to request the support of Sri Lanka to conduct a UN inquiry which was passed during the UN Human Rights Council regarding the alleged human rights violations occurred during the time of war.
The 26th session of Human Rights Council will commence on Tuesday in Geneva, where the Opening Speech will be delivered by the High Commissioner.
A rough copy of her official statement has been prepared, which is open to media for access.
She further stated that the UN Human Rights Council officials are to conduct a comprehensive investigation with the support of a group of specialists to proceed with the Accountability process in Sri Lanka in accordance to the proposals of UN Human Rights Council.
The High Commissioner’s statement intends to request the support of Sri Lankan government for this step towards reconciliation.
However, Sri Lankan government issued a statement previously that they will not support any inquiry conducted by the UN Human Rights Council.
Following the speech of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Chaloka Beyani will deliver his report on Sri Lanka on June 12th.
Meanwhile, UN Human Rights High Commissioner’s official tenure will conclude by the end of this year.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon has decided to appoint UN Jordan ambassador for the vacant position.
Navi Pillai’s official tenure was supposed to end by the end of 2012, however she remained in the position after extending it for 2 years.
It has been confirmed that UN Human Rights High Commissioner position will be succeeded by Jordan diplomat Zaid Al Hussain.