UN resolution on the Sri Lanka conflict

At its 19th session, the UN Human Rights Council is debating important issues of accountability and reconciliation resulting from the end of Sri Lanka’s civil conflict in 2009. A US-led resolution seeks to address these issues and ensure peace and stability by reaffirming respect for human rights. According to a panel of experts, mandated by the UN secretary general, tens of thousands of civilians died in the final months of the war and there are credible suspicions that crimes against humanity were committed. The resolution focuses on asking the government to present a plan to implement the recommendations and investigate the alleged violations and offering international support and technical assistance to Sri Lanka to help address these issues.


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