Sri Lanka’s Withdrawal from Co-Sponsorship of UNHRC Resolution 30/1

Published on February 21, 2020
Current context: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa confirmed that his government has decided to withdraw from the co-sponsorship of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) 
Sri Lanka’s Withdrawal from Co-Sponsorship of UNHRC Resolution 30/1
resolution 30/1.
  • The UNHRC resolution 30/1 calls for addressing war crimes and reconciliation efforts with minorities.
  • The statement came after the U.S. imposed travel restrictions on Army chief Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva and his immediate family members.
  • The decision taken has to be ratified by cabinet and parliament.
  • The resolution 30/1 was adopted by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the 1st of October 2015.
  • Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, which was led by the US was co-sponsored by Sri Lanka along with the UK, Macedonia and Montenegro.

Question: 

Q: 1: Recently, the government of Srilanka has confirmed the decision to withdraw from the co-sponsorship of which the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution?
a. 10/1
b. 20/1
c. 30/1
d. 50/1

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