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Committee requests ‘revised response’ from UK over petition on taking Sri Lanka to ICC

Britain’s Petitions Committee has called on the UK government to give a “revised response” to a petition which has gathered over 17,000 signatures, calling on Britain to refer Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court.

The Petitions Committee, made up of a group of MPs who oversee the petitions system, said the response from Britain to the petition “did not directly address the request of petition”.

The Committee has “therefore written back to the Government to ask them to provide a revised response”.

Last month the British government responded to the petition by saying "international criminal justice and accountability is a fundamental element", however maintained that the UN Human Rights Council resolutions were the best way of achieving accountability.

See the full text of the petition here.