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EU Parliament pushes for UN investigation into Sri Lankan war crimes

The European Union Parliament has agreed a resolution to continue to push the UN to establish a commission to investigate crimes committed by all sides during the military conflict in Sri Lanka, as recommended by the Panel of Experts’ report last year.

The resolution, which outlined the EU’s position on the upcoming UNHRC session, also pledged EU support of efforts to strengthen accountability processes on the island.

The EU requested the Sri Lankan Government to invite an UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the island.

The motion, passed on Monday, also commended the ‘increased mainstreaming of human rights’ in the UN, citing the increased appearances of the High Commissioner for Human Rights before the Security Council.

For full text of resolution, click here.

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