UK says new resolution will maintain focus on Sri Lanka

The United Kingdom (UK) says a new resolution to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva at its ongoing session, will maintain focus on Sri Lanka.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the Council today that the UK will present a new resolution on Sri Lanka to maintain the focus on reconciliation and on accountability.

“Madam President, we want to see an effective international human rights system that holds to account those who systematically violate human rights. The Human Rights Council must be ready to play its role in full, or I fear we will see its reputation sorely damaged,” the Foreign Secretary said in his speech.

He said the UK wants the Council to succeed and so it will work with its international partners and continue to speak up in the Council for what is right.

The 46th Session of the UNHRC opened in Geneva today with Sri Lanka on the formal agenda.

The Core Group on Sri Lanka, consisting of Canada, Germany, North Macedonia, Malawi, Montenegro and the UK will be presenting a new resolution on Sri Lanka at the session.

The first draft (zero draft) of the resolution on Sri Lanka to be tabled at the session calls on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to enhance its monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. Oh yes ! A lot of votes at stake in London, with well organised Tamil voting blocks. The Tamils will find out the hard way that the only commitment the Brits have is to themselves.

  2. The UK does not focus on why entire South Asia has fallen behind under the leadership of India. Sri Lanka completely lost its potential through terrorism since the independence, but the UK would not focus on who gave money and arms to Tamil groups to destroy Sri Lanka. Under the leadership of India two billion South Asians are incapable to have a permanent seat in the UN security council, incapable to host Olympic games, incapable to get few gold medals in Olympic games and incapable to have a world renowned university. However, the UK would not focus on important issues for two billion South Asians. Of course the UK is pleased because South Asia has no chance to compete with the West. Furthermore, the West would not focus on its own war crimes and invasion of other countries, because it will undermine its moral high ground to rule others.

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