UN rights chief urges Sri Lanka to implement recommendations.

The U.N. human rights chief called on Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the mandate-holders of the UN Human Rights Council, which include special rapporteurs, independent experts and working groups. 

The 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council convened on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Under the agenda Item 2 of the Council the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk presented the Human Rights Global Update.

In his statement, the U.N. human rights chief stated that although the Sri Lankan government has regrettably rejected aspects of the UNHRC’s resolutions related to accountability, it has continued to engage with the rights body’s presence on the ground.

He said that Sri Lanka has received a dozen visits by mandate-holders in the past decade, and encouraged Sri Lankan authorities to implement their recommendations.


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