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Sri Lanka: Continuing unwillingness to address impunity reinforces the need for a hybrid court – Zeid

Image: A group of Sri Lankan HRDs attending HRC 34 ©s.deshapriya. The Council then held an interactive dialogue on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights...

States May Shut My Office Out – But They Will Not Shut Us Up; Neither Will They Blind Us – Rights Commissioner Zeid

(UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Photo: AFP)) Human Rights Council. Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner...

‘Demagogues and Cheats’: UN Rights Chief Condemns Trump and Wilders

Agence France-Presse. The UN human rights chief has launched a scathing attack on populist politicians including Donald Trump and the Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders,...

Sri Lanka: Reconciliation Needs to Move Forward Faster – Zeid

"There are important lessons in this respect for Sri Lanka, which is on its own journey towards accountability, reconciliation and durable peace. Important steps...

Apple-FBI Case Could Have Serious Global Ramifications for Human Rights: Zeid

GENEVA (4 March 2016) -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday urged the US authorities to proceed...

Will UN Rights Chief’s Sri Lankan Visit Deliver Outcomes? – Ruki Fernando

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Govt. Faces Critical Phase: Good and Bad News From Zeid’s visit

Visiting UNHRC Chief gets a more friendly reception than accorded to his predecessor. Rajapaksa loyalists taking full advantage of the Geneva crisis; new office opened...

Sri Lanka: Moved by Victims’ Tales, Prince Zeid Hits Out at Failed Judicial System

By Namini Wijedasa. Everywhere he travelled in the North and East, head of the United Nations’ rights body Prince Zeid Bin Ra’ad al-Hussein received letters...

Sri Lanka War Crimes in the Spotlight as UN Rights Chief Visits

( File photo: May 2009 Sri Lanka war zone) By Jared Ferrie. Vijitha Pavanendran holds a photo of her husband who was killed by unknown attackers...

Appointing Foreign Judges: Decision is Sri Lanka’ s Sovereign Right, Says Rights Commissioner

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said today that though the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights...

Sri Lanka: Full Statement by the Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

( Original image @AmanthaP ) Colombo, 9 February 2016 Good afternoon, and thank you for coming. I come to you shortly after wrapping up my visit here...

Sri Lanka’s Ex-regime Slams UN Rights Chief’s ‘Joke’ Visit

Colombo (AFP) - Ex-president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother denounced Monday the UN human rights chief's visit to Sri Lanka as a "big joke", as the...

Sri Lanka Political Prisoners: Zeid Refrains Calling for General Amnesty

( In Jaffna ) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein yesterday said advocating for a common amnesty for political prisoners would...

Sri Lanka’s Tamil Leaders Call for UN Help on 4,000 Missing

(Original Photo AP) U.N.High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein, leaves a hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. The top U.N....

Sri Lanka:UN High Commissioner to Meet Victims & Civil Society Among Others

(UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein_ Accepting an invitation extended by the Government in February 2015, the UN High Commissioner for...

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Here Early Next Month

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Hussein will be in Sri Lanka early next month, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce...

Ban Ki Moon & Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to Visit Sri Lanka Early 2016

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon and UNHRC Commissioner Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein are scheduled to visit the country in February next year reports...

The Greatest Factory of Shame is the Blanket Denial of Human Rights – Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Opening Statement to the 29th Session of the Human Rights Council by the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Mr. President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Seventy years after the founding...
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