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  • Racial Discrimination in Sri Lanka: IMDAR to UN CERD

    Racial Discrimination in Sri Lanka: IMDAR to UN CERD

    ( Anti Muslim hate speech still exists in Sri Lanka) Introduction. 1. Notes that Sri Lanka acceded to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 1982, and it submitted the last periodic reports to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in 2000. Regrets with concern the […]

  • EU’s Main Focus on War Probe: ‘Credibility of Process is Key’

    EU’s Main Focus on War Probe: ‘Credibility of Process is Key’

    (European Union Charge d’Affaires and Head, Political, Trade and Communications, Paul Godfrey) The European Union (EU) will to call for a foreign judicial role, only if the Sri Lankan Government fails to appoint a credible truth seeking and accountability mechanism to probe allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses. In an interview with the […]

  • UNHRC Adopts LGBT Rights Resolution; China, Russia and OIC Oppose

    UNHRC Adopts LGBT Rights Resolution; China, Russia and OIC Oppose

    ( The vote; image by rappler.com) The U.N. Human Rights Council  adopted a resolution against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination at just concluded its 32 session by majority vote. The resolution calls  for establishing a mandate on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Cube and Viet Nam  supported the resolution […]

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