PM Assures Sri Lanka Will Not Include Foreign Judges In Judicial Mechanism

Sri Lanka will not include foreign judges in its judicial mechanism, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament.

“We will not join the International Criminal Court either,” he added.

The Prime Minister was responding to a question raised by Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardene regarding the inclusion of foreign judges in the UNHRC resolution.

Although the inclusion of foreign judges in a ‘hybrid court’ is the recommendation of the UNHRC, Sri Lanka is not beholden to include foreign judges in its post-war judicial mechanism.

Sri Lanka has promised a credible domestic mechanism to hear alleged war crime during the end of the civil war between the Sri Lanka government and the LTTE in 2009.  

 

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