UNHR Office in SL publishes report claiming SL’s transitional justice in a slow pace

UNHR Office in SL publishes report claiming SL’s transitional justice in a slow pace

UNHR Office in SL publishes report claiming SL’s transitional justice in a slow pace

Written by Keshala Dias

04 Mar, 2017 | 9:31 am

The United Nations Human Rights Office in Sri Lanka has published a report assessing the progress made in the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka between October 2015 and January 2017.

The report claims that Sri Lanka’s transitional justice is in a slow pace, while he country lacks comprehensive strategy to address accountability for past crimes risk derailing the momentum towards lasting peace, reconciliation and stability.

However, the report points out that there has been positive advances on human rights and constitutional reform.

The report further notes that the structures set up and measures taken until now have been inadequate, lacked coordination and a sense of urgency.

It also recommends that lands which are being held by the security forces be released to their rightful owners.

The report further notes on the need of an Act in line with international standards to replace the current Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Read more at: https://goo.gl/UyUQGX

For the report: https://goo.gl/irqAsD

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