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Human Rights Council strengthens rights office probe into Sri Lanka’s long civil war – United Nations

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GTF welcomes the HRC resolution 46/1 wants to keep Sri Lanka firmly remain on the international agenda

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Endless War: The Destroyed Land, Life, and Identity of the Tamils in Sri Lanka

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TNA response to Sri Lanka FM: L.T.T.E. is not a factor that needs to be reckoned with

Response of the Tamil National Alliance to the statement of Hon. Dinesh Gunawardena the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Human Rights...

Gravely concerned about the deteriorating HR situation in Sri Lanka IBAHRI urges UNHRC to adopt the recommendations of the UN High Commissioner

The Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (“BHRC”) and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (“IBAHRI”) are gravely concerned about the...

HRC 46: A terrifying wave of ethno-nationalistic hatred is gripping Sri Lanka – M. Ameer Faaiz

File photo: Ameer Faaiz speaking at a side event at UNHRC 2017 March. (c) s.deshapriya This is an extremely challenging and fearful time for religious...

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...

Four Human Rights High Commissioners join former UN experts calling for international action on Sri Lanka

"Given the continued reluctance of the Sri Lankan Government to meaningfully uphold the human rights of all, only decisive, international action to ensure justice...

A Catalogue of Suffering Behind the Calls for Action on Sri Lanka’s War Crimes

As member States consider a resolution on Sri Lanka at the upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council session, it is an important moment for the...

Accountability for the attacks on journalists in Sri Lanka: CPJ & CJA call for establishing international mechanism 

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Sri Lanka: Justice Under Attack; UN Human Rights Council Should Pursue Accountability

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Human rights and Geneva sessions: What’s at stake for Sri Lanka? – Dr. Ameer Ali

President Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa (NGR) and his Government’s nonchalance regarding the United Nations Human Rights Council report on Sri Lanka, which was a confidential...

Leaked UN report on Sri Lanka calls for “a meaningful path towards accountability for international crimes and serious human rights violations”

According to a leaked UN report on Sri Lanka, it calls  for the UN  Human Rights Council to take further action on Sri Lanka...

Sri Lanka: UN Rights Commissioner recommends asset freezes & travel ban for alleged war criminals

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Sri Lanka Seeks Diversion, Not Justice, Over Wartime Abuses – Meenakshi Ganguly, HRW

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Amnesty International urges UNHRC to establish an international accountability mechanism on Sri Lanka

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