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Leaked UN Rights Commissioners Report on Sri Lanka: Summary, Conclusions & Recommendations

Summary The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 40/1 which requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human...

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...

Sri Lanka: newly established Commission of Inquiry is a travesty of justice – ICJ

Image courtesy of www.inlander.com. (January 23, 2021) The ICJ stated today that a newly appointed Commission of Inquiry tasked to review reports on past human...

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...

Another new ‘commission’ promises no relief to victims – Kishali Pinto Jayawardene

Image: the tasks encompassed within its mandate have already been performed by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC, 2011) The recent appointment by President...

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

Image: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, center, sings the national anthem during an event to mark the anniversary of country's independence from British colonial...

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

Image:© sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. In a paper presented the member states of the UNHTC, Geneva Amnesty International has urged the United Nations (UN) Human...

Sri Lanka President appoints a CoI on human rights violations weeks before the HRC 46

Image~ Sri Lanka flag at the UNHRC, Geneva © sunanda deshapriya සුනන්ද දේශප්‍රිය. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a three-member commission to identify the findings...

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

Image: The issue of enforced disappearances has never been properly investigated in Sri Lanka. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is to appoint a new Commission of Inquiry...

Human Rights Council Elects Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji to serve as its President for 2021

GENEVA, (15 January 2021) - The Human Rights Council today elected Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office...

Tamil parties and civil society write to UNHRC: “No scope for a domestic accountability mechanism within Sri Lanka; International mechanism needed”.

In a letter to 47 Member States represented in the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva Tamil political parties and civil society groups...

Sri Lanka: A Return to Threats & Fear; Crackdown on Critics, Disregard for Accountability

Inmates protest on the roof a prison building calling for speedier judicial processes and increased protection amid rising cases of Covid-19, Colombo, Sri Lanka,...

Sri Lanka: acquittal emblematic of the State’s failure to ensure accountability   

The ICJ today deplored the comprehensive failure of the Sri Lankan authorities to ensure accountability for conflict-era crimes, marked by the dropping of charges...

Daughter of slain Sri Lankan journalist, Lasantha W. seeks relief from the UN

The Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP—acting on behalf of Ahimsa Wickrematunge, the daughter of acclaimed Sri Lankan journalist...

Muslim Council of Britain challenges forced Covid cremations in Sri Lanka

Image caption: Sri Lanka’s president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, was elected last year on a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock/TG. The country insists all people who...

UNHRC, Sri Lanka Resolutions and the Tamil Parties’ desperation – M.S.M. Ayub

Tamil nationalistic politics which have been overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic and related politics seems #to be gaining momentum with the next session of...

HRCSL can no longer be considered legally independent – Ambika Satkunanathan

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) conducted the first national study on the treatment and conditions of prisoners from February 2018 to January...

Letter to Michelle Bachelet: Appointment of Justice Abeyrathna to lead the OMP is a direct insult and an act of violence – Sandya Ekneligoda

Image: Justice Upali Abeyrathna handing over the final report of the Commission on Political Victimisation to President Rajapaksa. In a letter addressed to United Nations...

UN recommendations: Sri Lanka’s 20 A and independence of the judiciary and independence of institutions

Image:  Fabian Salviol (left) & Diego García-Sayán (right) Two United Nations Special Rapporteurs, namely, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, and Fabian...

December 10: Families of disappeared persons & civil society activists call for international justice mechanism.

“WHERE ARE THE HIDDEN PEOPLE ?” Families of Disappeared Persons and Civil Society Activists Demanded the Sri-Lankan Regime on the International Human Rights Day. The families of...

“Write a letter to India and leave Indo-Lanka agreement, if you dare” – Sumanthiran challenges Sri Lanka FM

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is an experienced parliamentarian and able person and I’m glad to discuss a few matters with regard to Sri...

UNResident Coordinator to Sri Lanka meddling in internal affairs – Buddhist Monk

Image: Hanaa Singer. Ven. Jamburawela Chandraratne Thera, representing the People's Responsibility Centre (PRC), has criticised the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator to Sri Lanka, Hanaa...

Amnesty International writes to Pompeo: Raise Human Rights issues with Rajapaksas

Dear Secretary Pompeo: I am writing on behalf of Amnesty International and our 10 million members, supporters and activists worldwide. Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is...

HRC45 Adopts a New UN resolution on the safety of journalists

ARTICLE 19 expresses support for a new resolution on the safety of journalists adopted by consensus at the UN Human Rights Council on 6 October...

Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa wants UN to adhere to non-interference in domestic affairs of sovereign states.

In his message to the high-level meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations on 21 September 2020, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says...

Sri Lanka responds to UN SPs : Investigations on journalist Dharisha Bastians have been conducted in terms of & accordance with the law.

In its response to the communications sent by  five UN Special Rapporteurs in relation to alleged harassment and violation of right to privacy  of ...

Sri Lanka: 20th A may negatively impact on the independence of key institutions, including the National Human Rights Commission – Rights Commissioner

Screenshot:   Michelle Bachelet making her statement this morning at HRC 45. In her opening statement at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council,  UN High...

Sri Lanka: UN calls for information about the legal and factual basis of any investigation involving journalist Dharisha Bastians

In a letter to the government of Sri Lanka, signed by five UN Special Rapporteurs has called for "detailed information about the legal basis...

Lack of commitment on the part of the [Ranil-Sirisena] Government hindered the transitional justice programme in Sri Lanka – Pablo De Greiff

"Despite having been presented with important opportunities for genuine change and reform starting in early 2015, the Sri Lankan authorities have failed to adopt...

Civil society orgs welcome former Amnesty chair Irene Khan as new UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of Expression

The undersigned civil society organisations congratulate and welcome Irene Khan to her new role as Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the...
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