Early release of OISL possible

Prince ZeidReiterating that the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Investigation into Sri Lanka (OISL) would be strengthened and released before 30 September the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Al Hussein, said that he would use his judgement to decide when exactly it was released.

Speaking to NGOs at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Human Rights Chief Zeid, said,

“I said the report is going to be released so it will be released, it can be released tomorrow if I wanted to. That needs to be made clear.”

“The report will be released a few weeks before its submission to the human rights council. Essentially the office can release it any time before. The judgement is with me for when I release the report.”

Explaining that he expected to gather more information to strengthen the report over the coming months, the human rights chief added,

“Off course we are fully aware that the victims will feel alarmed, who may see that a justice delayed could result in a justice denied.”

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