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Saturday, 09 March 2019 - 18:39
UN Subcommittee on Torture Prevention to visit Sri Lanka; TNA pleased
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The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture will visit Sri Lanka  next month.

In addition to visiting Sri Lanka the committee will also visit Palestine and Argentina along with other countries such as Bulgaria, Ghana and Senegal.

The visit to Sri Lanka will take place in early April.

The Subcommittee has a mandate to visit states which have ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, and assist those states in preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment.

Meanwhile, the report compiled by UN Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet with regard to Sri Lanka has been made public.

The report has highlighted Sri Lanka’s failure to comply with certain commitments made to the UN Human Rights Council.

In 2015 Sri Lanka Co Sponsored Resolution 30/1 submitted to the UN by the United States and it was adopted without a vote.

However, the Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka is preparing to sponsor a separate resolution.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is expected to table the report at the UN Human Rights Council on the 20th of this month.

Meanwhile, TNA Parliamentarian M A Sumanthiran said that they were happy that the report had been shared among member countries.

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