Sri Lanka’s government should promptly implement recommendations on Transitional Justice proposed by the Consultation Task Force (CTF), said the Human Rights Watch on Wednesday.
Last week the Consultation Task Force (CTF) on Reconciliation Mechanisms produced its final report containing the recommendations needed for the reconciliation process in the country.
The Human Rights Watch claimed that the report reflects the first broad survey of Sri Lankan citizens on their aspirations for truth and justice, as called for by the October 2015 resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Key among the Task Force’s recommendations is the creation of a ‘War Crimes Court’ comprised of both international and national judges’ and other officials’, with no time limit on its Jurisdiction.
It adds that a new government, elected in January 2015, undertook a more conciliatory approach to domestic and international efforts to address the matter, and in October 2015 agreed at the Human Rights Council to establish at least four mechanisms on transitional justice, of which the consultations were part.
Sri Lanka is on the March 2017 agenda of the Human Rights Council, where High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein is expected to report on Sri Lanka’s compliance with the resolution.