Sri Lanka’s history of unfulfilled commitments

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Extending the never ending history of grievances and sufferings of Tamils

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Sri Lanka & UNHRC Session – March 2017

Dinuka Liyanawatte

 

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Thambu Kanagasabai

 

Will Justice for Tamils be Delayed for Denial?

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No justice in South Sudan after July rapes and killings

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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.

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Will UNHRC live up to its commitments to Sri Lanka?

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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.

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

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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.

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Numbers in South Sudan Protection of Civilians camps increase

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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.

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

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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.

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