Human Rights Commission review on Sri Lanka next week

Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 14:18

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The Universal Periodic Review on Sri Lanka will commence on the 15th of November at the Geneva Human Rights Council.

This will be the third time Sri Lanka’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council.

The delegation of Sri Lanka will be led by Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr Harsha de Silva.

Sri Lanka is one of the 14 states to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group.

Sri Lanka’s first and second reviews took place in May 2008 and November 2012, respectively.

The documents on which the reviews are based on are, information provided by the state under review, information contained in the reports of independent human rights experts and groups and information provided by other stakeholders including national human rights institutions and civil society groups.


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