Sri Lanka: Still no human rights accountability in Sri Lanka: still no end to serious human rights violations: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council (9 to 27 September 2013)
Sri Lanka has still not taken genuine, substantial measures to meet important human rights obligations. It has done little to end impunity; serious human rights violations remain ubiquitous. Authorities continue to threaten and harass critics, particularly media activists, students and even artists. Torture in police custody persists with impunity. They claim to seek reconciliation between communities, but appear to tolerate escalating attacks on minorities. An independent international investigation remains essential to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka.