UN human rights body approves resolution to back more accountability in post-war Sri Lanka

October 1, 2015 12:37 PM

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GENEVA – The top U.N. human rights body has approved by consensus a resolution aimed to increase accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of its decades-long civil war that left tens of thousands of people dead.

International advocacy groups hailed the measure by the Human Rights Council in Geneva for calling for international judges and lawyers to help ensure the judicial process in Sri Lanka, where authorities have long avoided investigating alleged war crimes by its forces.

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