Sri Lanka: Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 13 June-1 July 2016)

When Sri Lanka co-sponsored UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka in October 2015, it set out an ambitious agenda, promising truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence to victims of human rights violations and other crimes under international law. Among the commitments made in the Resolution are initiatives to address one of the key features of the conflict: enforced disappearances. Efforts to eradicate the practice of enforced disappearance and provide remedies to victims and their families are crucial to allow Sri Lankans to move forward.

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