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ICG warns of 'future violence' if Sri Lanka does not improve

The International Crisis Group (ICG) warned that the current ground situation in Sri Lanka could result in "future violence", and the UN Human Rights Council had a chance to do something about that.

"The government claims to need additional time to pursue accountability. Yet its narrow promises, past three years of denial, dissimulation and intimidation of critics, and decades of failure to implement the recommendations of past domestic commissions of inquiry show that what is actually needed is a dramatic change of course."

"The responsibility now falls on the international community to take up the issue, starting with a resolution in Geneva demanding progress on both reconciliation and accountability according to a strict timetable and with independent monitoring."

See here for report in full.

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