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Thursday, March 01, 2012 - 5.45 GMT
South Africa commends LLRC


The South African government commended the Sri Lankan government for establishing the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

Speaking at the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Marius Fransman, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, stated that the government of South Africa commends those responsible for setting up an authoritative mechanism to further investigate allegations related to human rights abuses and carry decisive action upon its findings.

Addressing the Council he said that the partiality in which some international bodies are perceived to respond to certain human rights abuse in different parts of the world if for us however problematic while adding that some countries continued to be protected by certain powers despite continued human rights violations against their neighbours continue.

Furthermore, the Foreign Minister of Denmark Villy Sovndal speaking on behalf of the European Union stated told the UNHRC to encourage Sri Lanka to fully implement the LLRC recommendations.





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