UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said the Sri Lankan government has continued to engage with UNHRC presence on the ground although it has regrettably rejected aspects of the Council's resolutions related to accountability.
He was addressing the 53rd session of the UNHRC in Geneva yesterday (19).
Sri Lanka has received a dozen visits by mandate-holders in the past decade, and I encourage the authorities to implement their recommendations, he said.
Urging greater cooperation, high commissioner Türk opened the session by focusing on cooperation between member states and the ecosystem of international human rights bodies.
“Poor cooperation leaves states adrift. Selective cooperation weakens that lifeline’s force,” he said.