U.N. rights office gets mandate to document Sri Lanka war crimes

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By Stephanie Nebehay and Alasdair Pal GENEVA/DELHI (Reuters) — U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet was given a mandate on Tuesday to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka’s long civil war, which ended in 2009 with the defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers. The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution, brought by Britain on behalf of a group of countries, boosting her office’s staff and powers, with a view to future prosecutions. The vote at the 47-country forum in Geneva was 22 in favour, with 11 against including China and Pakistan, and 14 abstenti…

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