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Zeid continues to underscore ‘hybrid court

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By

United Nations High commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid al-Hussein told the 34th regular session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today that they continue to underscore the concept of hybrid court to Sri Lanka to utilize an accountability mechanism. Following the resolution debate of the member countries on Sri Lanka, the High Commissioner said

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Sri Lanka: FMM deplores judicial order banning right to speak of two HRDs

Mar 23rd, 2014 | By

Press release / 23.03.2014 The Free Media Movement deplores the Magistrate order issued on Human Rights Defenders ( HRDs) Ruki Fernando and Fr, Praveen Mahesan restricting their right to speak.  The freedom of  expression is a fundamental right recognized by the constitution of Sri Lanka and enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It

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IMADR Oral Statement: 25th Session of the Human Rights Council – Item 5

Mar 20th, 2014 | By

Item 5: Recommendations of the Forum on Minority Issues 19 March 2014 Thank you Mr. President, Please permit me to share with you the good news of the release of the two Sri Lankan human rights defenders Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen by the authorities. We wish to express our appreciation to all those member

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Statement Condemning the Arbitrary Arrest and Detention of Human Rights Defenders, Ruki Fernando, Father Praveen Mahesan, Victims and their Families

Mar 19th, 2014 | By

19th March, 2014 We, the undersigned welcome the release of prominent Sri Lankan Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen Mahesan on 19th March 2014. We however strongly condemn their arbitrary arrest and detention by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) in Kilinochchi (Northern Province) on 16th March 2014. We also note, that this

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Reprisals against HRDs in Sri Lanka: Civil Society Organisations accused by state broadcaster for their appeal to UNHRC

Mar 9th, 2014 | By

  Sri Lanka Briefing Note, Special Topic 8/2 – 10 March 2014 In its 8 PM prime time news bulletin on 06 March 2014 the state controlled Sri Lanka Rupavahini (TV) Corporation accused 24 Civil Society organisations in the country for issuing the JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY MEMORANDUM TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY    As

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DRAFT RESOLUTION TAKES A MORE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH- NPC Press release

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

The draft resolution on Sri Lanka to be taken for vote at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is now in circulation.  It proposes an international monitoring of Sri Lanka’s domestic accountability process and calls on the UN Human Rights Commissioner’s Office to do investigations on its own.  In addition,

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Government hits out at Pillay

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

The Government today slammed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, accusing her of exceeding her mandate in the report on Sri Lanka which she made public recently. External Affairs Minister Professor G.L Peiris told the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council today that while Sri Lanka is ready to work

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Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

(to be delivered on 6 March 2014) Impunity and the rule of law strengthening the administration of justice remains a priority for OHCHR, with focuses on such fundamental issues as the independence of the judiciary and the protection of the rights of persons deprived of their liberty. We continue to support human rights mechanisms that

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