Posts Tagged ‘ UN ’

At UNHRC, states call for timetable from Lanka on establishing reconciliation mechanisms

Mar 8th, 2017 | By

Govt. officially announces co-sponsorship at informal session in Geneva  Several state delegations want new resolution to require Lanka to commit to specific timetable No aspects of 2015 resolution have been changed by new draft resolution says US US says draft resolution prepared in consultation with Govt.  By Dharisha Bastians in Geneva The Sri Lanka resolution at the

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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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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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IMADR Oral Statement: 25th Session of the Human Rights Council – Item 4

Mar 20th, 2014 | By

Item 4: General Debate 18 March 2014 Thank you Mr. President, IMADR welcomes the report of the High Commissioner on Sri Lanka, and endorse its recommendations. It is particularly worrying that the armed forces, Terrorist Investigation and Surveillance Units of Sri Lanka are used to intimidate and harass human rights defenders, especially family members of

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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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GENEVA AFTER GL

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

BY DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA At the High Level Segment of the UNHRC Geneva, Prof GL Peiris did something I haven’t seen him do in a quarter century. He read out from a text, looking up only once or twice. It was on a perfect continuum with Mahinda Samarasinghe’s clumsy, bellicose speeches at the same venue

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No country will reach its full potential if female citizens do not enjoy full equality

Mar 7th, 2014 | By

Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark for International Women’s Day This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and

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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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Limp resolution on Lanka surprises India

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

By Devirupa Mitra – NEW DELHI The text of the US-sponsored draft resolution to be tabled at the United Nations Human Rights Commission is a much watered-down version than expected, with supporters wanting to gather more favourable votes from an international community nervous about setting a precedent of an international probe. Even Indian officials were

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Sri Lanka under fire at Human Rights Council

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

By Gibson Bateman On March 3, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) began its 25th session in Geneva. Since two US-led resolutions have been passed on Sri Lanka in as many years at the HRC – and the possibility of a third resolution being passed highly likely – the human rights and governance record

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