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More countries cosponsor Sri Lanka Resolution

By Easwaraan Rutnam

More countries have signed the cosponsorship form of the Resolution on Sri Lanka which was passed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last month.

Additional cosponsors had time till last Friday to sign the Resolution titled “Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability, and Human Rights in Sri Lanka”, which was passed by the UNHRC at its just-concluded 40th session in Geneva.

The UNHRC Secretariat said that as of early Friday, 16 countries had signed as additional cosponsors.

The countries which had signed as additional cosponsors by early Friday are Costa Rica, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary, Japan, and Spain.
The original sponsors and cosponsors of the Resolution were Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland.