Clustered ID with the WG on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and the SR on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

Statement by the Delegation of the United States of America,
delivered by Janel Balch

Human Rights Council 36th Session
Geneva, September 11, 2017

Thank you, Mr. President,

The United States welcomes the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances and Special Rapporteur de Greiff.  We will focus our statement on the report of the Special Rapporteur today.

We thank you for your report on the challenges of implementing transitional justice in post-conflict settings with weak institutions as well as your global study on important advances in transitional justice and note with interest your findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

In Sri Lanka, we urge the government to continue efforts to establish meaningful transitional justice processes that have the confidence of the Sri Lankan people as well as the international community and that will be credible to all the affected communities in Sri Lanka.

Special Rapporteur de Greiff, what lessons from your global study might be most relevant to Sri Lanka’s efforts to establish meaningful transitional justice processes?

Thank you, Mr. President.

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