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UN calls for accountability

2014 Feb 08

The United Nations (UN) has reiterated there needs to be accountability in Sri Lanka over the alleged incidents which took place during final stages of the war.

Farhan Haq, the Acting Deputy Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, said that the ultimately it’s up to different Member States to determine whether there will be an international process on Sri Lanka.

“We have presented information to them and we’ve made clear what we believe is the need for accountability and we rely on the Member States’ judgement to follow through,” he said.

Haq said that the UN has made it clear that there needs to be more done to get at the heart of what happened in Sri Lanka.

“You’ve seen what the Secretary-General’s reports on the situation have said and it’s clear that there continues to be a need for all the facts to be learned and for there to be a study of whether there’s any wrongdoing that’s occurred in the course of the final phases of the Sri Lankan conflict.  The Secretary-General has said that repeatedly and we continue to hold by that,” the Acting Deputy Spokesperson said.

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