Sri Lanka must respect Constitutional procedures – ICJ

Sri Lanka must respect Constitutional procedures – ICJ

(UTV|COLOMBO) – The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Tuesday (30) called upon the Government of Sri Lanka to abide by the Constitution and its international obligations in peacefully resolving the current political crisis, and for all political leaders to commit to respect for human rights and the rule of law.

To this end, President Maithripala Sirisena should reconvene Parliament to end the Constitutional crisis in line with the rule of law and democratic norms.

The ICJ urged the Government to deliver on its commitment to the transitional justice process, including by holding those responsible for human rights violations and abuses accountable, and complying with the obligations set out in United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Resolutions 30/1 and 34/1.

FULL STATEMENT ISSUED BY ICJ

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