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    Majority of UNHRC members reject US resolution against Sri Lanka

    March 28, 2014

    The United States and the Western countries suffered a humiliating set back at the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday when the vote was taken up on the US proposal against Sri Lanka yesterday.

    Only 23 out of the 47 members voted in support of the U.S. resolution which 12 members voted against and 12 other members including India remained absent from voting.

    In a special vote called by Sri Lanka on the operating paragraph 10 of the proposal 23 countries voted against Sri Lanka while 14 countries including India and Indonesia who remained absent in the first vote voted against the operating paragraph 10 and 10 other countries remained absent from voting.  Accordingly 24 countries, majority of the UNHRC 47 members did not accept the operating paragraph 10 of the proposal which entrusts the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to conduct an investigation on the activities relating to the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka.(niz)


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