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UNHRC adopts resolution against SriLanka

UNHRC adopts resolution against SriLanka. 22 countries voted in favor, 11 against and 14 abstained.

Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Pakistan and Philippines among the countries that voted against the resolution.

The resolution requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to enhance its monitoring and reporting on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka, including on progress in reconciliation and accountability.
It further calls for an oral update to be presented to the Human Rights Council at its forty-eighth session, as well as a written update at its forty-ninth session, and a comprehensive report that includes further options for advancing accountability, at its fifty-first session, both to be discussed in the context of an interactive dialogue.

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The resolution also encourages the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders to provide, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, advice and technical assistance on implementing the above-mentioned steps.

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