The United States called on the Sri Lankan government to ensure there was a “credible” transitional justice process in place on the island, which had the confidence of the international community.
The statement was made at the UN Human Rights Council on Monday as part of the Interactive Discussion with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-recurrence.
“United States urged the Government of Sri Lanka to continue efforts to establish meaningful and credible transitional justice processes that had the confidence of the Sri Lankan people and of the international community,” reports the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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Also on Monday, UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein noted frustration over the “slow pace of reforms” in Sri Lanka and said the absence of action on accountability meant exercising universal jurisdiction was “even more necessary”.