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Sri Lanka’s history of unfulfilled commitments

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Extending the never ending history of grievances and sufferings of Tamils

Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

Dinuka Liyanawatte   By Thambu Kanagasabai   Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

No justice in South Sudan after July rapes and killings

Jok Solomun/Reuters   By Magdalena Mis The United Nations rebuked South Sudan on Monday for failing to pursue justice after grave human rights abuses — including killings and gang rapes — committed during an explosion of violence in the capital Juba in July.

Will UNHRC live up to its commitments to Sri Lanka?

AP photo   By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka became a member of the United Nations in 1955, bound with obligations to observe the provisions of the United Nations and other United Nations Conventions, and as a member of the Human Rights Council.

Office of Missing Persons, Sri Lanka: Upholding or Denying Justice?

Lakruwan Wanniarachchilakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP   By Thambu Kanagasabai Sri Lanka ranks second in the list of countries after Iraq to record the largest number of disappearances with unofficial estimated numbers of about 90,000 since the 1980s. From these disappearances, enforced or involuntary disappearances are reported to be around 65,000.

Numbers in South Sudan Protection of Civilians camps increase

By Peter Louis The Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in the South Sudanese town Bentiu has been fluctuating in term of numbers due to the scarcity of food, the difficulty to move around and the spike of fighting.

Widespread human rights abuses by all sides as South Sudan peace process gets underway

By Peter Louis Widespread human rights violations and abuses have been committed in South Sudan by all parties to the conflict since December 2013, including hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, sexual violence, forced recruitment and indiscriminate attacks against civilians, according to a UN report published.

UN highlight differences in treatment between DRC ruling and opposition parties

By Darell Maurice The United Nations Office of Human Rights (OHCHR) has stated its concern over the differential treatment in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of demonstrations organised by the opposition and those by the government. The UN representative gave an update on the events of September 2015, its report indicating a marked shift.