Posts Tagged ‘ navaneetham pillay ’

Joint Civil Society Statement with Photos

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

Filed by Rights Now Collective for Democracy Establish an international mechanism for inquiry into human rights abuses: Joint Civil Society Memorandum to the Human Rights Council and the International Community March 4, Colombo: Group of Sri Lankan Civil Society organizations including Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), IMADR- Asia Committee, Rights Now Collective for Democracy, Home

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Remarks by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the opening of the twenty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

3 March 2014 “Today I address this High-Level Segment of the Council for the last time as High Commissioner for Human Rights. I do so acknowledging the many achievements of the Human Rights Council. The significance of this Council’s work is reflected in the fact that up to 100 Ministers will participate in this Council’s

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Geneva: Be substantive, not combative

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

Slowly but surely, the dreaded United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) sessions have stealthily crept up. A resolution against Sri Lanka — sponsored by the US and promoted by Britain and India — is on the cards this month. With the solitary backing of China from among the big and powerful nations, it would be

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Today’s News Roundup 01.03.2014

Mar 1st, 2014 | By

By S. Skanda Can’t Understand need for US sponsored resolution at UNHRC: President Rajapaksa COLOMBO, Feb 28, 2014 –speaking to foreign correspondents at temple Trees yesterday (Friday), President Mahinda Rajapaksa on said he was upset at the thought of being censured by the UN’s rights body at its meeting in March this year. The president

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Sri Lanka Rejects Probe call by UN Rights Chief

Feb 26th, 2014 | By

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI 23 hours ag Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka rejected a call by U.N. human rights Chief Navi Pillay for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed during the country’s civil war on Tuesday, saying it reflects a “preconceived, politicized and prejudicial agenda” against the island nation. Pillay’s

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Pillay’s Bombshell Report Corners Rajapaksa Regime

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

A damning 20-page report from United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay became the subject of close scrutiny by the UPFA Government this week.  Pillay’s office urged the Government, as is the practice, to respond to the contents of this 74-point report — the precursor to the United States backed latest resolution on Sri

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The key now is to implement the laws and standards to make enjoyment of human rights a reality on the ground – Navi Pillay

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

A 20-20 Human Rights Vision Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013  Twenty years ago, a historic document was adopted in Vienna. It crystallized the principle that human rights are universal, and committed States to the promotion and protection of all human rights for

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Tamil Net says Navi Pillay is lying on her visit to Sri Lanka

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By

Question raised on truth of Navi Pillay statement (Tamil Net) UN Human Rights chief Ms Navanetham Pillay, in a press interview in Colombo towards the end of her recent visit to the island, has said that no one she had met there used the word genocide. TamilNet comes to know that there were specific instances in

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Floral tribute at Mullivaikal: Gross misrepresentation, says Pillay’s Office

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

    UN High Commissioner’s Spokesman says allegation is latest in a pattern of abuse     Claims UN Envoy wanted to commemorate all victims of conflict where 30-year war ended     Says UN dropped plan after Govt. took exception     Says Pillay made her views on LTTE very clear By Dharisha Bastians The Office of

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Jehan Perera on Navi Pillay’s visit and meeting with the families of the disappeared

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By

However, as a result of her visit, she was also able to get a glimpse into the less visible realities of the country, which escape the attention of even the majority of citizens living in the country.  She met with the families of the disappeared.  In an interview with the media she is reported to

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