UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka passed, 22 votes in favor & 11 against

UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka passed, 22 votes in favor & 11 against

The resolution submitted on Sri Lanka was passed at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva today.

The draft resolution A/HRC/46/L.1 was taken up for vote at the 46th session of the UNHRC, which is currently underway.

According to the UNHRC, 22 countries voted in favour of the resolution, with 11 countries voting against, and 14 abstaining.

Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Pakistan and Philippines among the countries that voted against the resolution.

India and Japan are among the 14 countries abstained from voting.

The resolution requests the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to enhance its monitoring and reporting on the situation of human rights in Sri Lanka, including on progress in reconciliation and accountability.
It further calls for an oral update to be presented to the Human Rights Council at its forty-eighth session, as well as a written update at its forty-ninth session, and a comprehensive report that includes further options for advancing accountability, at its fifty-first session, both to be discussed in the context of an interactive dialogue.

The resolution also encourages the Office of the High Commissioner and relevant special procedure mandate holders to provide, in consultation with and with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka, advice and technical assistance on implementing the above-mentioned steps. (NewsWire)