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Sri Lanka’s dilemmas of the dead and our punching bags of politicians- Kishali Pinto Jayawadene

If ever 2021 had a ghastly leitmotif, it would be the dead. From Muslims not being allowed to cremate their dead disregarding the recommendations...

The laws and measures of counter-terrorism move the cornerstone of International Humanitarian Law – Nirmala Benard Joseph

“To help, without asking whom…” - Henry Dunant International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a part of International Law and commonly understood as a set of...

Sri Lanka: Full Statement by Ben Emmerson, UN SP on human rights and counter-terrorism

Image: UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, at a media briefing at the conclusion of his mission to Sri Lanka. Preliminary findings...

Human rights and counter-terrorism: UN expert launches first mission to Sri Lanka

Image: Mr. Ben Emmerson (UN) GENEVA (6 July 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson will undertake an official visit...
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Sri Lanka: A Muslim businessman detained  under PTA over FB posts.

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Sri Lanka: Four years prison term for contempt of court violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

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Sri Lanka to appoint one more commission before the upcoming UNHRC session & has turned down an offer to co-sponsor a new resolution.

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