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Wigneswaran warns of failure of UNHRC resolution

Wigneswaran warns of failure of UNHRC resolution

The chief minister of the Northern Province, C V Wigneswaran has warned of possible failure of the tabled resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva due to some of its serious weakness.

“The importance of creating a mechanism which can gain the support and confidence of the victims cannot be overemphasized. The resolution’s failure to clearly propose such a mechanism is a matter of grave concern,” he wrote in a letter sent to key UNHRC member states on Wednesday.

“The resolution is important in that it sets a number of markers and makes a number of key recommendations – but it largely relies on the goodwill of the government to implement those recommendations.”

“Regrettably the government’s successful attempt to remove from the resolution several key references to ongoing abuses of human rights, the militarization of the north and east and other key issues does not inspire confidence in that goodwill.” Wigneswaran emphasised.

The Full text of the letter is as follows:

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