Several Indian politicians on Friday questioned India’s decision to abstain from a United Nations Human Rights Council vote that approved an international investigation into war crimes committed by the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tiger rebels toward the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war.
« Cameron said on Saturday: « Let me be very clear. If an investigation is not completed by March, then I will use our position on the United Nations human rights council to work with the UN human rights commission and call for a full credible and independent international inquiry. »
March is when the commission next meets to assess Sri Lanka’s progress on addressing human rights abuses, including allegations of war crimes. In the past the country has refused to allow the UN unrestricted access to the former war zones. »