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The US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka that calls for the participation of ‘Commonwealth and other foreign judges’ in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism that would be set up to address issues of accountability, was finally tabled at the UNHRC a short while ago following a series of negotiations between the Sri Lankan delegation and the ‘Core Group’ of sponsors of the resolution.

The resolution co-sponsored by UK, Macedonia and Montenegro, was due to be tabled today by 1pm in Geneva time, but experienced a setback due to prolonged negotiations over the language since objections were raised against certain paragraphs and wording included in the draft text by the Sri Lankan delegation.

The resolution while welcoming the government’s recognition an accountability process to uphold the rule of law, appreciates the proposal made by the GoSL to establish a judicial mechanism with a Special Counsel to probe into allegations human rights and international humanitarian law violations. It also affirms the importance of having independent judicial and prosecutorial institutions led by personnel known for integrity and impartiality and has further noted the ‘importance of participation in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism, including the Special Counsel’s office, of Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers, and authorized prosecutors and investigators’.

The resolution has also welcomed the positive engagement between the GoSL and the High Commissioner for Human Rights and his office since the new government came into power.

The text also supports the government’s four-tiered accountability mechanism unveiled by Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera during his address at the opening event of the 30th UNHRC session.

Furthermore it notes that the commitments made by the government, if fully and credibly implemented, would ‘help account for serious crimes by all sides and help achieve reconciliation’.  

The resolution has also recognised the need for accountability and reconciliation process for the violations and abuses committed by the LTTE as highlighted in the recently released OISL (OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka) report.

Moreover, it has called for the OHCHR to continue to monitor Sri Lanka’s progress in the implementation of its recommendations and other relevant processes linked to reconciliation, accountability, and human rights and calls for the High Commissioner’s Office to present an oral update to the UNHRC at its 32nd session as well as a comprehensive report followed by discussion on the implementation of the present resolution at its 34th session. (Lakna Paranamanna)

Following is the resolution text in full:
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  • ruwan Friday, 25 September 2015 01:06 AM

    A new era and opportunity for the bad boy (Sri Lanka) to become a good boy and progress. Commentators should read and understand the resolution. And stop bringing in US, Afganistan, Iraq,.... and try to muddle other readers..

    kamal Friday, 25 September 2015 06:19 PM

    @Gayan, Do you think you can call everyone against MR a tiger?

    Cheers Friday, 25 September 2015 03:39 AM

    If you have any sense SL should not be a scape goat of Tamil diaspora or the west we have our lion pride and our forces sacrificed their lives for our tomorrow and it should be respected

    Sene Friday, 25 September 2015 06:31 PM

    All the MR fans can go to N.Korea if they hate the west

    Daham Friday, 25 September 2015 12:05 PM

    Will the extremist sinhalese agree to the participation of ‘Commonwealth and other foreign judges’ in a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism?

    Dennis Friday, 25 September 2015 05:36 AM

    It is sad the perpetrator of most of the international crimes against innocent people across the world is spearheading a campaign against SL.

    Amare Friday, 25 September 2015 05:39 AM

    They are asking an international court to be set up based on assumptions while disregarding the facts that are staring at them in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Moda Magodis Friday, 25 September 2015 05:42 AM

    At least now we should stop ill treating China and Russia. They are our true friends.

    Sene Friday, 25 September 2015 12:16 PM

    READ IT! they are supporting a domestic court

    Abeyweera Friday, 25 September 2015 05:46 AM

    UNHRC,... Let SL conduct a domestic enquiry and compensate the victims.

    raj Friday, 25 September 2015 05:55 AM

    Initially when the US showed green signal for a domestic mechanism Indian intelligence orchestrated some protests in TN against it.

    Shantha Friday, 25 September 2015 05:58 AM

    No amount of John Karrys and Tony Bears can save SL

    Sapu Friday, 25 September 2015 08:04 PM

    More like beginning of a new united SL of all races

    Cionati Friday, 25 September 2015 01:22 PM

    Ranil does this each time he comes into power. so frustrating.

    Jerome Friday, 25 September 2015 01:46 PM

    I think end of proud and united Sri Lanka.

    paddy Friday, 25 September 2015 07:15 AM

    We run now to the western agenda goodbye indepedent SL..

    Gayan Friday, 25 September 2015 02:05 PM

    Sene the tiger talking is nonsense

    paddysene Friday, 25 September 2015 02:15 PM

    Sene: we got to say goodbye again in near future!.

    Karanuarathne Friday, 25 September 2015 02:31 PM

    @Paddy, do you have paddy in your head?

    lokka Friday, 25 September 2015 02:44 PM

    learn some english before you comment

    God Friday, 25 September 2015 02:50 PM

    All those who supported MR and his racist policies are now howling. Racism is evil. Learn and do what your religion teaches.

    Sene Friday, 25 September 2015 08:31 AM

    We said goodbye to independant SL in 2010

    Sapu Friday, 25 September 2015 08:31 AM

    @Cheers, you have been praising MR and now talk about Lion pride?

    Jehan Friday, 25 September 2015 03:23 PM

    getting duped by western war criminals and tamil separatists and splitting the country is slavish

    Waco Friday, 25 September 2015 03:29 PM

    Put all discussions with India on hold, untill war-crime / Humanright issues are fully settled. At present there too many on our plate.

    Sapu Friday, 25 September 2015 03:46 PM

    @Jehan whats "slavish" in SL? Slavs live in Eastern Europe


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