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In Latest Stories
May 24, 2018 5:50 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Thursday (May 24), day one of her whistlestop visit to China. Merkel and Li attended a welcome ceremony before sitting down to talks. Li said China hopes to talk about human rights cases on an equal basis with Germany. He ma...
In India
May 8, 2018 3:55 am gmt |
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Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on aspirants of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) aspirants in Tamil Nadu facing trouble due to unavailability of examination centres, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBS...
In World
March 20, 2018 3:31 am gmt |
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein slammed the Security Council after Russia on Monday (March 19) blocked a meeting to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. “If the Security Council’s role in upholding the charter and human rights across the world i...
In Srilanka
December 28, 2017 10:21 am gmt |
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The statement of the High commissioner of the United Nation’s Human Rights Council will be submitted in the UN session, which scheduled to gather in March 2018. The 37th session is expected to discuss regarding the war allegation of Sri Lanka. The High Commissioner would be presented a special speech...
In Jaffna
October 14, 2017 11:05 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, met the media persons yesterday in Northern part of Sri Lanka. He stated that it make sense of think of link between Truth telling effort, prosecutorial effort, repa...
In Srilanka
October 7, 2017 6:38 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Mr. Pablo de Greiff, will carry out an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 23 October 2017, to examine the progress made in redressing the legacies of massive past violations and ...
In Srilanka
September 22, 2017 5:11 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka has been accused of intimidating members of civil society, in a report released today by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour. The report notes that the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his address to the Human Rights Council on 22 March 2017, had stressed th...
In Kilinochchi
September 18, 2017 12:10 pm gmt |
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  Addressing to the media brief, Andrew, Berlin lawyer of human rights and constitution said today that the people can file the cases regarding the war crimes and missing people in the international courts. He mentioned that, many cases are filed in Sri Lankan courts even it’s not investigated p...
In World
September 5, 2017 8:17 am gmt |
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The systematic persecution of minority Muslims is on the rise across Myanmar and not confined to the northwestern state of Rakhine, where recent violence has sent nearly 90,000 Muslim Rohingya fleeing, the independent Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) group said on Tuesday (September 5). In Rakhine s...
In Srilanka
July 7, 2017 6:02 am gmt |
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 14 July to gather first-hand information on initiatives in the area of counter-terrorism and assess how they affect the promotion and protection of human r...
In World
November 30, 2016 4:57 am gmt |
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Up to 16,000 civilians have been displaced by the Syrian government’s advance into besieged rebel-held areas of the city of Aleppo, the UN says. Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said thousands more were likely to flee if the fighting continued to spread and intensify in the coming days....
In Europe
September 14, 2016 10:06 am gmt |
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The UN high commissioner for human rights has voiced concerns over allegations of continued violations of international law in southeast Turkey. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein made the remarks during a speech at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council held in Geneva on Tuesday. While adding that his conc...
In Srilanka
July 11, 2016 12:43 pm gmt |
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The Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski will visit Sri Lanka between July 12 and 20, US Department of State announced. He is expected to engage with government officials and local civil society representatives. Assistant Secretary Malinowski will focus on...
In Latest Stories
June 22, 2016 7:06 am gmt |
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A letter was sent to UN Human Rights Commissioner concerned about the lack of progress of many issues affecting Tamils in the North and East as reflected in the resolution passed in Human rights council last year – such as the release of hundreds of detainees held under the notorious Prevention of Te...
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June 15, 2016 6:47 am gmt |
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US stood “very firmly” on the need for respect for human rights and the need for a process of accountability and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, said US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal. Speaking during the session hosted by The Program on Peace-buildin...
In Latest Stories
June 14, 2016 6:28 am gmt |
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There needs to be inclusive and meaningful engagement of all Sri Lankans when implementing the resolution on Sri Lanka adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in 2015, speaking during the opening of the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, said the United Nations High Commissioner fo...
In Srilanka
April 16, 2016 6:36 am gmt |
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State Minister Laksman Yapa Abeywardena stated that the government will express its views on the report on the country’s Human Rights Practices published by the U.S. Department of State after a thorough analysis. He further added that the international community has commended the progress Sri L...
In Colombo
October 23, 2015 5:47 am gmt |
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While addressing all party meeting President Maithripala Sirisena said that United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka and it cannot be rejected and the investigation must be taken. The government is firm on taking whatever action it deems appropriate to meet the Geneva pro...
In Srilanka
September 30, 2015 5:54 am gmt |
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The US proposal on Sri Lanka’s Human rights issue which was tabled in the United Nations Human Rights Council is facing serious challenges. European countries are requesting to strengthen the proposal while Russia and China are urging to weaken the proposal. Also, the representatives of interna...