UK and Germany today tabled the Resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the Secretariat at the UN Human Rights Council told the Colombo Gazette.
The Secretariat said that A/HRC/40/L.1 was tabled today with Canada, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the main sponsors.
Titled “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka” the rollover resolution requests the Office of the High Commissioner to continue to assess progress on the implementation of its recommendations and other relevant processes related to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, and to present a written update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-third session, and a comprehensive report, followed by a discussion on the implementation of Council resolution 30/1, at its forty-sixth session.
The Resolution requests the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, to continue to strengthen their advice and technical assistance on the promotion and protection of human rights and truth, justice, reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.
The Resolution also takes note with appreciation of the comprehensive report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council at its fortieth session, as requested by the Council in its resolution 34/1, and requests the Government of Sri Lanka to implement fully the measures identified by the Council in its resolution 30/1 that are outstanding.
Sri Lanka is expected to cosponsor the new Resolution.