Text of Resolution L.2 Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka

Text of the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the Human Rights Council March 22, 2012.

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HRC Resolution Important Not Only for People of Sri Lanka, but for Human Rights in General

My deepest wish is that this resolution and the result we just observed is an important step in a process of helping the Sri Lankan people move toward a lasting peace.

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Statement by Secretary Clinton on the UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation

The next steps are clear. We look to the Government of Sri Lanka to implement the constructive recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and take the necessary measures to address accountability.

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U.S. Introduces HRC Resolution Promoting Reconciliation and Accountablity in Sri Lanka

Ambassador Donahoe: “This resolution is intended to help the people of Sri Lanka achieve a lasting and equitable peace that is marked by equality, dignity, justice and self-respect.”

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Cote d’Ivoire’s Engagement with the HRC’s Mechanisms is Contributing Positively to Task of Reconciliation

The sheer number of human right abuses that Cote d’Ivoire must address after more than a decade of conflict is challenging.

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UPR has the Potential to Effect Real Change in Countries Throughout the World

For the United States, the Universal Periodic Review is not something that occurs in Geneva every four and half years. It is an ongoing, daily tool through which to advance human rights.

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Promotion of Human Rights guides the U.S. Approach to the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

US Applauds the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, which provides a framework for moving us toward a shared response to the global HIV and AIDS epidemic.

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U.S. Strongly Supports Efforts to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, both at Home and Abroad

We continue to examine ourselves, knowing that we still need to make progress in addressing discrimination and intolerance within our own country, and that it is only through hard work and careful scrutiny that we can push back against intolerance and discrimination both at home and around the world.

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Civil Society is Crucial to Protection and Promotion of Democracy and Human Rights Around the Globe

Civil society’s “essential role,” however, is under threat around the world. We see governments trying to silence the voices of civil society by making it harder for these groups to register and operate within their country. Others make it more difficult for these groups to get funding. Worse still, some governments use intimidation, persecution, and even violence to try to bully these groups into submission.

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U.S. Urges HRC to Take Balanced, Constructive Approach to Human Rights in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza

The goal of the United States remains a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East. Ending the underlying conflict is vital to addressing the human rights issues in Israel and the Palestinian territories and forging a comprehensive peace.

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