Sri Lanka: UN Rights Council must seek a renewed commitment to the rule of law by the Government

The ICJ urged the UN Human Rights Council’s special session to call on the Government of Sri Lanka to take several human rights measures.

In particular, the Government of Sri Lanka must ensure unhindered humanitarian access and assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs), protection of IDPs, safeguards against attacks on journalists and human rights defenders and effective accountability, including through an independent international investigation into human rights and humanitarian law violations.

The ICJ deplored that the draft resolution L.1/Rev.2, which was later adopted by vote, failed to address the most pressing concerns.

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