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Canada urges time-bound strategy to implement Sri Lanka's resolution

Canada urged the Sri Lankan government to ensure a time-bound plan to implement the UN Human Rights Council co-sponsored resolution 30/1. 

"While noting positive initial first steps, Canada urges the government with the technical support from the OHCHR to set a time-bound strategy for full implementation of Resolution 30/1," Canada said in a statement. 

"We call on Sri Lanka to meet its domestic and international human rights obligations to ensure a peaceful, reconciled and prosperous future for all Sri Lankans."

Welcoming the Special Representative's report on Sri Lanka, Canada noted that the report highlighted that "continued effort is needed on transitional justice, including reparations, truth seeking and accountability mechanisms, and on implementating confidence-building measures critical to reconciliation, such as repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act."

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