Zeid wants credible mechanisms in place before September session

Zeid wants credible mechanisms in place before September session

June 15, 2015   04:44 pm

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 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, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said.


The observation was made at the opening remarks of the 29th Human Rights Council Session which began in this morning (15) at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
   

“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.  I encourage the Government to consult broadly with all political parties, civil society, and above all victims and their families, to ensure full national support and ownership of these processes,” he added.

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