UN is trying to verify how Sri Lanka will cooperate: UN spokesman

un nyStéphane Dujarric Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on 29 January 2015 answering a question about Sri Lanka’s intention to  launch a domestic investigation during the daily Press Briefing said that the UN is trying to verify how Sri Lanka will cooperate with the UN on the investigation.

Question:  I wanted to ask you on the Government in Sri Lanka, they’ve announced that they’re going to do their own, again, second bite of the apple, local review of the events of 2009, possible war crimes.  I wanted to know what the Secretary‑General thinks, given that he’s called for the previous Government to cooperate in Geneva?

Spokesman:  We’ve seen those reports.  Obviously, we’re trying to figure out what it means in terms of cooperation with the UN human rights investigation.  And we hope that there is positive movement in the cooperation between Sri Lanka and the UN system on the investigation of what happened.

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