UN says Sri Lanka's slow progress in accountability mechanisms necessitates international participation

The United Nations says Sri Lanka's failure to show progress in resolving high-profiled human rights violations in the past strengthens the case for a specialized court to deal with the crimes and international participation in accountability mechanisms remains a necessary guarantee for the independence, credibility and impartiality of the process. In the latest report of UN Human Rights Council released on Friday, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein advised the Government to continue meaningful consultations with relevant stakeholders on transitional justice and the reform agenda, and urged the Council to sustain its close engagement and monitoring of developments in Sri Lanka.

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