Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC without a vote
Posted on October 1st, 2015

Courtesy Adaderana

The US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka was adopted without a vote by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, a short while ago.

The draft resolution – L29 is entitled ‘Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka’ and was co-sponsored by the government of Sri Lanka with 25 additional co-sponsors a the 30th session of the UNHRC.

The adoption of the resolution marked a high point of the current session of the UNHRC which commenced on September 14 and concludes on Friday.

The resolution envisages the establishment of a Sri Lankan judicial mechanism to investigate allegations of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law. The proposed mechanism will include Commonwealth and other foreign judges, defence lawyers and authorised prosecutors and investigators.

There was no voting and there were no last-minute changes in the text of the draft resolution, which was submitted by the sponsors on September 24, according to a spokesperson of the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Speaking before the adoption of the resolution, the United Kingdom said that while this is the fourth resolution of this council with this title, it is the first to have received co-sponsorship of the government of Sri Lanka.

This is a truly historic development for Sri Lanka and this council,” the UK’s representative said.

The UK was among the core group of sponsors of the resolution with US, Macedonia and Montenegro.

3 Responses to “Resolution on Sri Lanka adopted at UNHRC without a vote”

  1. vyasan Says:

    It is one thing the powerful nations subdue the powerless nations and victimize them , but also getting them to support their sinister plans to have them victimized is another thing. Sri Lankan government has meekly submitted itself to the cunning demands of the Western powers. Will any of the so-called guardian countries of human rights ever agree to have such a hybrid court to investigate and decide on any alleged violation of human rights and abuses in their country? The government has willingly given away their judicial powers to foreigners. Today it is the judicial powers, what will be for tomorrow..?

    What else can we expect from those who were brought to power (in Sri Lanka)by the same forces?

  2. Independent Says:

    This is similar to Sri Lanka Genocide.

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    Reports of alleged casualties among civilians caused by Russian airstrikes in Syria emerged even before Russian warplanes were launched for their first combat mission, President Vladimir Putin said, branding such reports ‘information attacks.’

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    “Other nations have been bombing Syrian territory for over a year,” Putin told the Russian human rights council on Thursday, stressing that the US-led coalition invades the Syrian airspace with no UN mandate or invitation from Damascus.

    “We have such an invitation and we intend to fight against terrorist organizations and them only,” Putin added.

    The Russian leader also commented on the alleged civilian casualties caused by Russian warplanes in Syria.

    “As for media reports claiming that the civilian population is suffering, we are prepared for such information attacks. The first reports about civilian casualties emerged even before our planes got in the air,” he said.

    Dozens of videos allegedly showing the aftermath of Russian bombings of residential areas in Syria surfaced online on Wednesday, after Moscow announced a bombing campaign designed to help Syrian government forces fight the Islamic State terrorist group.

    Russia believes them to be information warfare, and has called on the media and foreign officials to carefully verify information coming from Syria before judging it truthful.

    Putin added that the US and Russia must establish a mechanism for sharing information about military action in Syria, which would allow the two nations to root out false reports.

    “That’s why we are establishing contact between our special services and those of the US, between our military departments,” he said. “I hope it will result in the establishing of some permanent mechanism.”

    On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported hitting 12 targets belonging to the IS terrorist group since starting military action in Syria.

    The tasks set for the Russian Air Force in Syria over the last 24 hours have been “fully completed,” said Igor Klimov, a Russian Air Force spokesman.

    “Recorders’ data showed that Russian airstrikes hit only the targets belonging to IS terrorist group infrastructure,” Klimov said as cited by TASS.

    The country’s forces neither planned nor carried out any attacks against civilian infrastructure, he added.

    The Russian effort is designed to provide air support to the Syria army, which is struggling to contain the spread of jihadist militants in the war-torn country.

    Syrian military provides intelligence on prospective targets for Russian forces in Syria, which is double-checked before clearance is given to deliver a strike, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

  3. Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha Says:

    It would surprise these international double talking hypocrites if the Sinhalese Nationalists took matters into their own hands and made life for the Tamils in Sri Lanka impossible to live. Instead of showing that the Sinhalese have been “cowed” by India. the UNHRC and these parasites they get an internal social upheaval of the kind they would NEVER expect.

    what can they do? they have already condemned the Sinhalese while turning a blind eye to the supporters of the Tamil Tigers and all the atrocities they committed.

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