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Friday, 07 July 2017 - 7:38
A special UN representative to arrive in the island
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism Ben Emmerson will undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 10th to 14th July to gather first-hand information on initiatives in the area of counter-terrorism and assess how they affect the promotion and protection of human rights.

During his five-day mission to the country, Emmerson is scheduled to hold high-level meetings with representatives of the Government, including the ministries responsible for foreign affairs, law and order, Southern development, justice, defiance, finance, media, prison reforms, rehabilitation, resettlement and Hindu religious affairs.

The Special Rapporteur will also meet law enforcement officials, members of parliament, members of specialized police departments, the National Police Commission and the Human Rights Commission.

The Special Rapporteur will present a comprehensive report with his findings and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2018.
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