ICJ calls for International Commission of Inquiry on accountability in Sri Lanka
The ICJ today called on the Human Rights Council to establish a Council-mandated Commission of Inquiry on accountability in Sri Lanka for gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law.
The ICJ delivered its statement today during the General Debate under Item 4 of the Council’s agenda (human rights situations that require the Council’s attention) as part of the Human Rights Council’s 22nd regular session (25 February to 22 March 2013).
Also noting the deteriorating situation of human rights and the rule of law in Sri Lanka, the ICJ pointed to the inaction of the Government of Sri Lanka as showing that it is unwilling to comply with its international obligations to undertake prompt, independence and effective investigations into credible allegations of gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law.
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