January 31, 2023 Comments Off

On  the  1st February,   the  Sri  Lankan  government   will   undergo  its  fourth   Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. You can watch it here between 9:30-12:30

March 19, 2021 Comments Off

The Human Rights Council (HRC) has now been in session for four weeks with discussions on human rights around the world. As we explored in a previous blog post, the report of the High

February 24, 2021 Comments Off

As the Human Rights Council opens its 46th session, member states have the opportunity to shape and vote on a new resolution on justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. In January, the Office

March 3, 2020 Comments Off

Last week, Sri Lanka’s new government formally withdrew its support for UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 30/1 – thereby pulling the plug on its long-standing pledge to establish a domestic accountability mechanism capable of

February 27, 2020 Comments Off

Yesterday, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena, took to the stage at the opening of the 43rd Human Rights Council (HRC) session to announce that his government was formally “withdrawing” support for Resolution 40/1

February 5, 2020 Comments Off

The government of Sri Lanka is currently attempting to appoint a former death squad member, C. A. Chandraprema, as its ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council. As highlighted in a new dossier compiled by

March 16, 2010 Comments Off

Speaking at the 2nd Geneva Summit for Human Rights, Tolerance and Democracy, the Chair of the Sri Lanka Campaign, Edward Mortimer, made a strong plea for human rights activists to do more to

February 14, 2010 Comments Off

Twelve UN Human Rights Council Experts Issue Joint Report on Secret Detention around the World Craig Scott, Professor of Law Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; Member, Board of Advisors, Sri Lanka Campaign for

October 4, 2009 Comments Off

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, was challenged about Sri Lanka by FRANCE 24 journalist Philippe Bolopion. Here are the highlights of the interview: PB: We’ve talked to a few people about how you are

September 12, 2009 Comments Off

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights listed Sri Lanka with Afghanistan, Colombia, Congo, Palestine, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen as countries where there are “grave violations of international human rights and humanitarian law”