To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to strengthen the language of the draft Human Rights Council Resolution on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka and to build support from Human Rights Council members for an international inquiry into Sri Lanka.
We continue to play a leading role in securing a strong resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. The draft resolution includes a call for an international investigation into allegations of violations and abuses of international humanitarian and human rights law on both sides during the civil war in Sri Lanka, in addition to calling for progress on human rights, reconciliation and a political settlement. This is a huge step forward and will help break new ground if the Council is successful in establishing an international mechanism.
We are playing a leading role in urging other Council members to support this resolution. The Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend
The Council will have voted on the draft resolution by