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Chairman of Missing Persons Panel rebuts Zeid

Chairman of Missing Persons Panel rebuts Zeid

Responding to the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Prince Zeids call to disband the Sri Lankan Missing Persons Commission and assign its work to a more credible body, the chairman of the panel, Justice Maxwell Paranagama, contended that nobody else can do the job better. MORE..

October 1, 2015  03:21 pm|

UN members should back hybrid court in Sri Lanka - HRW

UN members should back hybrid court in Sri Lanka - HRW

The call by the United Nations top human rights officer for a domestic-international hybrid court to address allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sri Lanka should receive strong endorsement by members of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Human Rights Watch said today. MORE..

September 17, 2015  02:42 pm|

Sri Lanka promises justice after UN war crimes report

Sri Lanka promises justice after UN war crimes report

Sri Lanka promised to deliver justice after a United Nations human rights report called on Wednesday for a special court to be set up to prosecute war crimes committed during the nations 26-year civil conflict. MORE..

September 16, 2015  04:00 pm|

Full Report of OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka

Full Report of OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka

The long-anticipated report of the United Nations investigation into allegations of human rights violations during the war in Sri Lanka was released a short while ago. Click for Full Report..

September 16, 2015  03:05 pm|

Zeid urges creation of hybrid special court in Sri Lanka

Zeid urges creation of hybrid special court in Sri Lanka

A UN report published today has identified patterns of grave violations in Sri Lanka between 2002 and 2011, strongly indicating that war crimes and crimes against humanity were most likely committed by both sides to the conflict. MORE..

September 16, 2015  02:14 pm|

UN report contains legal analysis and recommendations

UN report contains legal analysis and recommendations

UN report on Sri Lanka will focus on human rights violations from 2002 to 2011, and it will contain legal analysis and recommendations, it was reported. MORE...

September 15, 2015  11:16 pm|

Zeid wants credible mechanisms in place before September session

Zeid wants credible mechanisms in place before September session

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will remain very engaged in discussions with the Sri Lankan authorities on the need for transparent and inclusive processes to develop credible mechanisms for accountability and reconciliation. MORE...

June 15, 2015  04:44 pm|

Govt to evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

Govt  to evacuate Sri Lankans in Yemen

The Government today said that it is making arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen, considering the prevailing volatile situation in the Arab nation. MORE..

April 1, 2015  07:09 pm|

UN rights chief urges Sri Lanka not to repeat failures of the past

UN rights chief urges Sri Lanka not to repeat failures of the past

The United Nations top human rights official today urged the Sri Lankan Government to consult deeply with the people, particularly victims of the war, in order to design mechanisms that will work and not repeat the failures of the past. MORE..

March 5, 2015  10:16 pm|

Bob Last backs Zeids decision on Sri Lanka

Bob Last backs Zeids decision on Sri Lanka

In his latest BLOG, Senior Human Rights Advisor to UK Mission Human Rights Team in Geneva, Bob Last, says that it seems right to give the new Government a bit more time on human rights report as he sees signs of positive commitment, but there is much to do to achieve reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka.

March 5, 2015  12:34 pm|

Minister Mangala to meet Zeid tomorrow

Minister Mangala to meet Zeid tomorrow

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaweera will travel to Geneva to attend the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held on March 2nd, 2015. MORE...

March 1, 2015  11:31 am|

No faith in domestic probe - Bishop of Mannar

No faith in domestic probe - Bishop of Mannar

The Bishop of Mannar, Dr Rayappu Joseph, today said that a domestic investigation into allegations of human right violations cannot be trusted and that is the reason the Tamil people placed their faith in an international probe by the UN. MORE..

February 24, 2015  05:41 pm|

Sri Lanka to discuss domestic probe with UN

Sri Lanka to discuss domestic probe with UN

Sri Lankas government will next month look to win United Nations backing for a domestic probe into allegations of human rights violations during the final stage of the war, an official said today. MORE..

February 21, 2015  11:39 pm|

Mangala to visit Geneva, meet Zeid

Mangala to visit Geneva, meet Zeid

Sri Lankas Foreign Minister Mangala Samaweera will travel to Geneva to attend the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held on March 2nd, 2015. MORE..

February 20, 2015  01:15 pm|

U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

U.N. rights chief backs delay for Sri Lanka war crimes report

Sri Lankas bid to postpone publication of a UnitedNations report into alleged war crimes has won the backing of U.N. human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday. MORE...

February 16, 2015  09:11 pm|

Mangala meets U.N. chief, urges war crimes report delay

Mangala meets U.N. chief, urges war crimes report delay

Sri Lankas foreign minister met with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, and U.N. diplomatic sources said he pressed his governments desire to delay the release of a U.N. report on alleged war crimes during his countrys civil war. MORE..

February 14, 2015  08:03 am|

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