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US concerns on recent HR violations and abuses by members of the security services in Sri Lanka

The United States welcomes the delegation from Sri Lanka. We welcome the Government’s decision to accept our recommendations on full implementation of HRC resolution 30/1...

Lanka prepares for UPR 2017

The government says it will make all preparations to ensure there is further progress on the human rights front ahead of the next Universal...

US disappointed that GoSL rejected the call to implement the LLRC recommendations

Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain DonahoeU.S. Statement at the Adoption of the UPR Report on Sri LankaMarch 15, 2013The United States welcomes the return of the...

The National Plan Action includes merely a fraction of the 285 recommendations made by LLRC – Forum Asia

Pooja Patel: appalled at the Sri Lankan delegation’s claim that the military offers “no intrusive presence impacting on civilian life” in the northFriday,...

Sri Lanka has rejected recommendation to ratify ILO Convention 189 while the country enjoys the remittance from migrant workers as high as...

Nimalka Fernanda: We are talking about men, women and children whose lives are at risk or in danger.Thank you Mr. President,  This is a...

Today, 7 long years have passed since my son’s murder, without any justice or decision from the Sri Lankan courts! – Dr. Manoharan @UNHRC

Dr. Manoharan at UNHRC; Where is justice for my sonMr PresidentMy name is Dr. Kasippillai Manoharan. On 2 January 2006, Sri Lankan soldiers brutally...

Sri Lanka: UPR 2012 fails to advance human rights agenda

B. SkanthakumarThe Sri Lankan government rejected almost half of the recommendations received in Geneva from other UN member states during the Universal Periodic Review...

Without proper reason the Ministry for Human Rights was abolished: the pledges made at UPR 2008 fell by way side – Rajiva Wijesinha

Minister Samarasinhghe - no HR ministryThe Universal Periodic Review has come, and gone, and as usual there seems to be general satisfaction in Sri...

UPR Sri Lanka 2012: The end note and change text drama

There were prolonged procedural discussions around the report before it was adopted. The delegation of Sri Lankan had introduced endnotes, found on the last...

Rights groups want inquiry into Sri Lanka wartime crimes

Dr. Manoharan showing the 6 years of impunity at Palace Des Nations , Geneva* Activists denounce impunity for crimes in long civil war* Seek...

UPR Sri Lanka: India does a summersault – is there deal?

Geneva- In a bizarre move India has agreed to drop major part of recommendations it made to Sri Lanka at the 14th session of...

UPR Sri Lanka 2012: The 100 recommendations Sri Lanka rejected

Human Rights CouncilWorking Group on the Universal Periodic ReviewFourteenth sessionDuring the interactive dialogue held on 1st Nov 2012 , 98 delegations made statements including ...

UPR Sri Lanka 2012: Points made by the other countires

Interactive dialogue and responses by the State under review21.    During the interactive dialogue, 98 delegations made statements. Recommendations made during the dialogue are to...

UPR Sri Lanka: A summary media report by OHCHR

Thursday, 1 November 2012 (afternoon) State under reviewSri LankaRepresented by a 15-member delegation headed by Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries, ...

Sri Lanka’s empty promises and denial of rights crisis exposed at UN

Sri Lanka’s promises on human rights should no longer be accepted by the international community.© Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images Sri Lanka’s promises on human rights...

We are the best- Sri Lanka tells UN

by Minister Samarasinghe The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka took place this afternoon at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, amidst Member...

US recommendations for SL at UPR

The United States while noting steps taken by the government of Sri Lanka to resettle IDPs, foster economic growth, and develop a National Action...

UPR sessions: Over 90 countries speak positively on SL – EAM

Out of a total of 99 countries that will speak on Sri Lanka's progress on human rights development at the United Nations Human Rights...

Open appeal to Human Rights Council: At UPR – Sri Lanka prevail upon Sri Lanka not to dismantle the 13 amendment and provide speedy...

An open appeal to the UN HRC in connection with the Universal Periodic Review in November, 2012  on Sri Lanka urging  it  to  prevail ...

Govt ready for NGO lobby at UPR ; Some NGOs have no loyalty towards the country

Sri Lanka is ready to answer any question that will be raised at the forthcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations...

Government’s Action Plan full of holes as UPR approaches

The War widows in Sri Lanka Dr. Jehan Perera The government has done a considerable amount of background work in preparation for the forthcoming session...
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