Marches in Sri Lanka as UN urges war crimes probe.
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UN adopts resolution on Sri Lanka war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution urging Sri Lanka to investigate alleged abuses during the final phase of war with Tamil rebels.

The US-backed motion called on Colombo to address alleged abuses of international humanitarian law.

It passed with 24 votes in favour, 15 against and eight abstentions.

Sri Lanka denounced the process as "arbitrary".

The BBC's Charles Haviland reports from Colombo.

  • 22 Mar 2012
  • From the section Asia