Sri Lanka withdraws from UN resolution on post-war accountability and reconciliation

Published: February 28, 2020

Sri Lanka recently notified the UN Human Right Council that it is to withdraw from the UN resolution on post-war accountability and reconciliation.

The UNHRC adopted a consensus resolution, asking Sri Lanka to probe allegations of human rights abuses in 2015, six years after the civil war with the Tamil separatists. The resolution was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka, which asked for an extension for two more years in 2017. Last year, the Council approved another two years for Sri Lanka to carry out a credible probe.