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Sri Lanka: Prevention Should Be at Heart of New Human Rights Council Resolution

The UN Human Rights Council will soon discuss Sri Lanka, where the new government has scotched truth and justice efforts related to the 1983-2009 civil war.

The Council should demand accountability for past crimes but stress that Colombo’s present policies may spark further deadly conflict.

  • Alan Keenan
  • ICG

As the UN Human Rights Council begins its first meeting of 2021 in Geneva, high on its crowded agenda will be to decide whether to adopt a new resolution that maintains international oversight over Sri Lanka.

The present one, adopted in 2015 but now expiring, won support from the…

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