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Mandates of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

By Neville Ladduwahetty Paragraph 10 and 10 (b) of the US-proposed UN Resolution A/HRC /25/L.I/Rev.1 that was passed in Geneva on March 27, 2014, “requests the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR): (b) To undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both

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‘Sri Lanka Has Become A Political Football Of Some’ – GL Tells Navi Pillay

Mar 7th, 2014 | By

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G. L. Peiris has told UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay that the highly prejudiced actions taken by a few countries and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to give disproportionate negative attention to Sri Lanka, has  made the separatist Tamil elements in Sri Lanka and

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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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Sri Lanka: Draft calls for UN backed probe

Mar 4th, 2014 | By

A first draft of the third and toughest US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council calls for an investigation into alleged abuses by both parties to the conflict to be led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Navi Pillay. The draft resolution which was in

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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 heat is on Colombo in the run up to Geneva

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

By Archana Arul The setting in the run up to the Geneva meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council is getting increasingly clear, not just with Washington letting Colombo know that a third successive resolution against the island nation for alleged war crimes and accountability is very much on the cards. If US Assistant

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