GENEVA – The U.N.’s top human rights body has approved a U.S.-sponsored resolution calling on Sri Lanka to more thoroughly probe allegations of war crimes and other abuses during its quarter-century civil war.
By a 25-13 vote, the 47-nation Human Rights Council urged Sri Lanka’s government “to initiate credible and independent actions” to ensure justice and accountability for its conduct during the civil war.
The resolution follows a U.N. report alleging the government may be to blame for thousands of civilian deaths during the military campaign to defeat Tamil Tiger rebels.
Sri Lanka and other opponents criticized the measur
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