VIDEO: Reject action to promote mechanisms that lead to partiality - Kunanayakam
September 26, 2011 04:53 pm
At the Right of Replies of the 26th Plenary Meeting of the UNHR Council, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam made a statement in reply to the credibility and independence of the LLRC report and also commented on the transmission of the Ban Ki-moon’s report on Sri Lanka to the UNHRC.
The Ambassador condemned the apriori judgment made on the domestic mechanisms used by the government to resolve the issue of reconciliation. Furthermore she stated that the report forwarded by Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to the UNHRC was contrary to established codes of the council’s constitution, which made it all the more “ inappropriate, irregular and procedurally improper”.
Ambassador firmly proclaims that “the report neither the product of a request of neither the HRC nor any other intergovernmental body, may be viewed as an attempt to legitimize a document which is based on undisclosed sources and has no evidentiary value.” She fears that motions of this genre can establish a bad precedent which will be prejudicial to the future effectiveness to the council.
In conclusion the Ambassador, invited all member countries to “reject any action to promote mechanisms that lead to partiality, selectivity and double-standards”, in the genuine interest of the improvement of the protection of Human Rights.