U.S.-led resolution highlights Lankan Government’s efforts to respect human rights


The outcomes of the 30th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva underscored the importance of robust the United States (U.S.) engagement at the Council, where the U.S. continues to work with countries from all regions to address urgent human rights concerns, the United States Department of State (DoS) stated.

A statement by DoS noted that the U.S.-led resolution, which Sri Lanka co-sponsored, highlights the Sri Lankan Government’s efforts to advance respect for human rights and strengthen good governance since January 2015, encourages the reform of domestic laws to facilitate accountability for past crimes related to the Sri Lankan civil war, affirms the importance of the participation of foreign judges and prosecutors in domestic accountability mechanisms, and requests further reporting by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).