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  1. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN gives go-ahead for Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:52am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse UN gives go-ahead for war crimes inquiry The UN Human Rights Council yesterday launched an inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka despite Colombo's fierce ... … of human rights … by both parties in Sri Lanka". Sri Lanka's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Ravinatha Aryasinha, slammed the resolution as a "serious breach of international ...

  2. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    New inquiry raises pressure on Sri Lanka over war crimes

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 03:12pm by AFP

    ... comes ahead of a session at the UN Human Rights Council next month at which the US is due to move a third resolution pressing Sri Lanka to investigate the conduct of its troops or face further ... to a conflict that dragged on for 37 years. The allegations are that human remains from mass burial sites in the conflict zone were exhumed and were covertly destroyed The PIAC’s International Crimes ...

  3. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga's fear over 'constant surveillance'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:31am by AP

    ... The Sri Lankan government is facing criticism for human rights violations and resisting calls to probe alleged war crimes. The United States is sponsoring a third resolution at the UN Human Rights Council calling for an international investigation of alleged war crimes if Sri Lanka fails to conduct one of its own and to end post-war human rights violations and abuses. ...

  4. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Amnesty slams rising Sri Lankan repression ahead of UN meet

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lanka instilling ‘climate of fear’ ahead of Human Rights Council’s expected censure, says Amnesty International Sri Lanka has instilled a “climate of fear” as it intensifies its repression of critics in the build-up to Colombo’s expected censure by the UN’s Human Rights Council, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. In a new report, ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka blasts US call for war crimes probe

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva that a draft resolution against Sri Lanka could set a "bad precedent". The United States has given notice of a resolution backing UN rights ... by March 2015. The draft also called on Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of military excesses and expressed "serious concern" over continuing reports of human-rights violations five ...

  6. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    UN rights boss seeks international probe into Sri Lanka war crimes

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 01:51pm by Reuters in Geneva

    ... Reuters in Geneva Navi Pillay recommends “independent, international inquiry mechanism, which would contribute to establishing the truth,” for Sri Lanka The United Nations’ human rights ... In a much anticipated report ahead of a UN Human Rights Council debate next month that could order action on the issue, Navi Pillay recommended an “independent, international inquiry mechanism, ...

  7. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka bars US envoy as president lashes out at proposed UN war crimes resolution

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 03:27pm by Associated Press in Colombo

    ... the US embassy said on Tuesday. US ambassador at large for women’s issues Catherine Russell was due to visit Sri Lanka ahead of a UN Human Rights Council meeting next month at which Colombo ... Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, told reporters on Saturday the US was concerned about the worsening human rights situation, during her visit to the island. At the end of the two-day ...

  8. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka rejects US criticism over rights record and democracy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... on tendentious claims,” a foreign ministry official quoted Peiris as saying. Biswal told reporters in Colombo on Saturday that the US was concerned about the worsening human rights situation as well ...

  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka begins war tally after international pressure

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 04:53pm by AFP

    ... website on Wednesday, the government said the department of census of statistics would conduct what it called an “island-wide census to assess the loss of human life and damage to property”, ... been any kind of accountability, so a new one holds no weight what so ever,” said Suhas Chakma, director of the New Delhi-based Asian Centre for Human Rights. Chakma said the survey did ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka detains Australian and NZ lawmakers over rights abuses probe

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Sri Lankan immigration authorities on Sunday briefly detained an Australian and a New Zealand politician on a fact-finding mission into alleged human rights ... anyway to leave the country on Sunday. The pair had travelled to the island’s former northern war zone to look into cases of human rights abuses, four years after government forces crushed Tamil ...




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