EU GSP Plus Assessment Report Finds Sri Lanka Made Progress

2/11/2020

A report on Sri Lanka’s compliance with the EU’s Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP plus) covering the period 2018-2019 has found that Sri Lanka has continued to make progress on human rights during that period.

The EU, however, says it is of particular importance to consolidate and preserve these achievements, notably in the new political context.

With the co-sponsorship of UNHRC Resolution 30/1, Sri Lanka made far-reaching commitments on promoting reconciliation, accountability, and human rights. Nevertheless, according to UN reports, relevant reforms have stalled or slowed down considerably.

Sri Lanka’s transitional justice measures have made insufficient progress, including on bringing 16 perpetrators of war crimes to justice and resolving longstanding emblematic cases.

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Colombo Gazette