Resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC on Tuesday (23)

Resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC on Tuesday (23)

Resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC on Tuesday (23)

Written by Staff Writer

22 Mar, 2021 | 7:06 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The UN Core Group on Sri Lanka will table a resolution against the country during the 46th Human Rights Council sessions at 1:30 pm Sri Lankan time on Tuesday (23).

The resolution against Sri Lanka will be tabled before the UN Human Rights Council by the UN Core Group tomorrow.

The Core Group led by the United Kingdom comprises Germany, Canada, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, and Malawi.

This would be the sixth resolution tabled before the UN Human Rights Council since 2012 on promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights in Sri Lanka.

The draft resolution identified as 46/1, and seen by News 1st, showed that 41 countries have identified themselves as co-sponsors and additional co-sponsors of the resolution so far.

This includes 12 of the 46 countries that are member states of the UN human rights council.

A decision on whether the resolution should be adopted after a vote or not would be made after the resolution is tabled before the UN human rights council.

The 46 member states of the UNHRC will vote on the resolution if it is to be taken up for a vote during tomorrow’s sessions.

The UN Core Group on Sri Lanka would require a majority of the votes under the simple majority system to pass the resolution against Sri Lanka.

Delays in accountability and justice over human rights abuses during the war and the discrimination of minorities have figured prominently in the resolution.

Speaking at this year’s UNHRC sessions, Sri Lanka had rejected the resolution, citing it as a political move that infringes the sovereignty of a country.

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