Australian Senate focus on Sri Lanka

20070418181625map-australia_203The Australian Senate expressed concerns over the human rights situation In Sri Lanka in a motion to call on the Australian government, to back a United States sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka.

The United States has submitted a resolution to the 19th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva calling for Sri Lanka to implement the recommendations of the presidential war panel, Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

The motion moved in the Australain Senate by Senator Lee Rhiannon, Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Senator Gary Humphries said that the Sri Lankan LLRC report contains constructive proposals for advancing reconciliation and reconstruction that includes reducing the presence of security forces in the North, care of internally displaced persons and media freedoms.

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