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Right-wing Chile Congressman Arrested for Dictatorship-era ( 1973-1990) Killings

SANTIAGO Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:01pm EDT Forty-one years to the day after General Augusto Pinochet seized power in a military coup in Chile, a...

Al-Qaida leader announces formation of Indian branch

Ayman al-Zawahiri calls on Muslims across Indian subcontinent to join 'caravan of jihad' Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaida, has announced the formation of an...

UN HR High Commissioner’s offcie empowers to investigate HR violations in Iraq; China & India disagree

The Human Rights Council, on 1st September adopted a resolution in which it requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for...

ICRC: Missing persons must not be forgotten; 16,000 missing in SL

{ Click here for an interactive map showing how the ICRC is helping families find out what has happened to missing relatives] Geneva (ICRC) –...

USA moving away from the HR standards it requires from other states – Pillay

UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, has said that she remains unfazed by derogatory remarks and accusations made against her by Sri Lankan officials. Speaking...

UNHRC: special session on Iraq brings HR foes like USA, China, Russia, together

In a rare move, countries who opposes each other in relation to human rights issues at the UNHRC has come together have...

Irom Chanu Sharmila : A contemperary hero

Sunanda Deshapriya -- Irom Chanu Sharmila was born to an ordinary family in the Manipur state in India in 1972. Manipur is a state of...

While SL invites anti-TNA Subramanium Swamy India invites TNA to meet Modi

While the government of Sri Lanka entertaining anti- Tamil and anti-TNA Dr Subramanium swamy in Colombo the Indian Government invited 5 member team...

Gary Anandasangaree wins Liberal nomination with record-breaking turnout

Liberals welcomed Gary Anandasangaree to their team as a candidate for the 2015 federal election in Scarborough Rouge Park, following a record-breaking turnout for...

Irom Sharmila: India hunger striker freed after 13 years

Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on a hunger strike for 14 years, has been freed following a court order. Ms Chanu said...

NGOs bid farewell to High Commissioner Pillay

It was the last meeting of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, with civil society actors that engage with human rights bodies...

LGBTI rights – still not there yet

76 countries criminalize homosexuality- Progress at UN incremental- Activists should focus on violence aspect- Mounting research exposes harsh realities-  (IRIN) - In recent years, the world has seen...

UNHRC establishes an International Commission of Inquiry for Gaza

23 July 2014 The Human Rights Council this afternoon concluded its Special Session on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East...

Europe: A predictable earthquake, but mainstream will dominate

French far-right leader  Marine Le Pen (Chesnot/Getty Image)Simon Baptist, Chief Economist and Asia Regional Director  Voters in the European Union sent a strong message...

Is Lanka fast becoming “safe area” for Pakistani terrorist outfit LeT?

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) fighters ( file photo)NEW DELHI/ Sri Lanka is fast becoming a "safe area" for the dreaded Pakistani terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba...

Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA's history...
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In Sri Lanka there are clear warning signs that past patterns of violations could be repeated – Rights Commissioner 

Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Madam President, This is a key juncture for the Council’s engagement with Sri Lanka. As my...
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Approach of the UNHRC resolution zero draft on Sri Lanka is not dissimilar to that of Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith – Jehan Perera

"The zero draft document also has a section in which it calls on the UN system to ensure that evidence of violations of human...

In world first, Germany convicts Syrian regime officer of crimes against humanity

By Claudia Otto, Tamara Qiblawi and Stephanie Halasz, CNN. Berlin (CNN)A German court has convicted a former Syrian regime officer for crimes against humanity, in a...

US Secretary of State encourages Human Rights Council to support resolution on Sri Lanka

Addressing the ongoing 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken called on the member states...