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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...

It’s Time for the Human Rights Council to Act on Sri Lanka – Navi Pillay

by Laurel E. Fletcher  Former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the Sri Lankan government has made clear it has no serious intention of pursuing...

UN failure on Sri Lanka could spur worldwide pandemic of impunity

A webinar “Sri Lanka: Quest for Justice, Rule of Law and Democratic Rights”, co-hosted by the Global Tamil Forum (GTF), Centre for Human Rights...

Former US Amb. to Geneva Donahoe on upcoming HRC session, Sri Lanka & war crimes

Image credit: US mission, Geneva. The Rajapaksa regime and family were directly implicated in the alleged war crimes at the end of the civil war. Ambassador Eileen...

Full statement: Sri Lanka Govt rejects UN Rights Commission’s report to HRC 46

Image: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet  (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP -timesofisrael) The government of Sri Lanka has sent its "Observations of the GoSL...

Full statement: UN Experts call for UN scrutiny and efforts to ensure accountability in Sri Lanka

Image: women.ncr-iran.org UN human rights experts have expressed their deep concern on 5 February 2021 about the reversal of important democratic gains achieved since 2015...

Leaked UN Rights Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka: “Emerging threats to reconciliation, accountability and human rights”

Image: The High Commissioner is particularly troubled the appointments of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, as Army Chief and Major General (retired) Kamal Gunaratne, as...
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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

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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...