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Lanka’s criticism of Pillay unjustifie​d says Germany
[ Saturday, 02 March 2013, 02:47.23 PM GMT +05:30 ]
Germany feels Sri Lanka’s criticism of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (UNHRC) Navi Pillay is unjustified.

Speaking during the 22nd session of the UNHRC in Geneva today, the German Ambassador to the UN Hanns H. Schumacher said that Pillay is increasingly faced with unjust criticism.

He said that the statement made by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe at the UNHRC this week constitutes an illustration to the Ambassador’s point. Sri Lanka’s Head of Delegation to the UN Human Rights Council had this week slammed Pillay for unfairly targeting Sri Lanka, calling her report to the Council “skewed and imbalanced”.

In a strongly-worded speech, especially with regard to the conduct of High Commissioner Pillay, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe who is leading the Sri Lankan Delegation at the UNHRC’s 22nd Session told the Council that undue internationalisation of Sri Lanka’s domestic issues would hamper reconciliation efforts in the island.

Calling into question the bona fides of High Commissioner Pillay, who was sitting in the assembly room during the segment, Minister Samarasinghe charged that since May 2009 the High Commissioner had made regular negative observations about Sri Lanka both at UN and other forums.

“Her frequent comments to the media, some in close proximity to sessions of the Council, could well have the effect of influencing delegations, especially when there are Resolutions contemplated. This runs counter to the detachment, objectivity and impartiality expected from the holder of such an exalted office,” the Lankan Head of Delegation told the Council at the High Level Segment of the session.

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