ICJ amendment to the Geneva resolution

ic jur   Agreement was reached  to include an amendment proposed by the International Committee of Jurists (ICJ) to include the threat faced by the judiciary and the legal fraternity in Sri Lanka in the US backed resolution against Sri Lanka presented before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has been approved.

This agreement was reached when the draft of the proposal was taken up for discussion on the 7th March at the discussion held at conference hall 21 from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia and China expressed views in favour of Sri Lanka. Korea, Japan and Thailand were non committal and expressed moderate views , and it is most likely that they would abstain when the voting is taken. African and Arab countries and India also were non committal.

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