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Rights Organisation, Human Rights Watch says the Sri Lankan government has made little progress on transitional justice initiatives agreed at the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015.

The HRW said in a report said the government stalled on its key pledges to provide justice for conflict-related violations and strengthen human rights protections. In its World Report 2018, the HRW said the government took some steps in 2017 to reduce restrictions on speech and assembly, but there was little progress on transitional justice initiatives.

In the 643-page World Report, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In October 2015, the government agreed to a consensus resolution at the UN Human Rights Council to establish four pillars of transitional justice.

While it conducted national consultations on issues around the resolution, Human Rights Watch said the government has since failed to act on the recommendations.

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