16th February 2015

UNHRC Chief Grants ‘One-Time Only’ Deferral Of Sri Lanka War Report

16th February 2015 // 0 Comments

UN HRC Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has recommended the Council to delay the tabling of the long-awaited OISL (OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka) report on the investigation into the final phases of the war in Sri Lanka,for six months until September. Explaining his decision, the High Commissioner has said that it is a ‘one-time only’ deferral and has added that it has been a difficult decision for him. “There are good arguments for sticking to the original timetable and there are also strong arguments for deferring the report’s consideration a bit longer, given the changing context in Sri Lanka,” the Human Rights Chief has stated. Speaking further he has added that since he has received a clear commitment from the new government on its […]