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An appeal to Sri Lanka president: Ensure environmental security & the rights of future generations

"According to the Global Climate Index (2019), Sri Lanka is ranked as the sixth worst affected country. Sri Lanka committed to the UNFCCC to...

How to be Young in a Climate Emergency – A letter to those getting ready to march- Alex Steffen

You have been called on to become world changing. This Friday, you will be joining millions of others around the world in the largest climate...
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In Sri Lanka there are clear warning signs that past patterns of violations could be repeated – Rights Commissioner 

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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

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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...