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23 June 2010 - Sri Lanka - Establishment of a panel of experts on human rights at the UN - Statement by the Spokesman of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

France welcomes the official announcement by the UN Secretary-General of the establishment of a panel of experts tasked with investigating the allegations of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has, since the end of the conflict, pledged to investigate these allegations and to shed full light on these possible acts of violence.

In parallel to the work of the "Commission on lessons learned from the war and reconciliation" implemented by the Colombo authorities, France encourages this country to work closely with this panel of experts so that the war crimes and violations of international humanitarian law do not go unpunished and in order to allow all Sri Lankans to finally achieve lasting peace.

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