Inter-Ministerial Committee On Human Rights To Be Appointed

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 16:11


Cabinet has approved a proposal to appoint an inter-ministerial committee for the preparation of a National Action Plan for Human Rights (HR) for the period from 2017 to 2021.

The previous five-year action plan for human rights was implemented from 2012 to 2016 and expires this year.

It is in light of this that a proposal was made by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera to appoint such a committee to consider all facts related to human rights in preparation for the drafting of a new action plan, the Government noted.

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