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The Long Journey to Justice for Sri Lanka's Victims

The much-anticipated report of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) provides a momentous opportunity for Sri Lanka to atone for the atrocities of its civil war. 938 more words

International Human Rights Law

UN: Death Toll in War-Torn Yemen Rises to at Least 2,355

The office of the U.N. human rights chief says 151 civilians have been killed in fighting in Yemen over two weeks in September, taking the civilian death toll to 2,355 over the last six months. 95 more words

Global Agenda

Calls for Saudi Arabia to halt beheading of young activist Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

A group of UN human rights experts has joined international calls for the Saudi government to stop the planned beheading of a 21-year-old man, a demand that comes on the heels of… 672 more words


War crimes probe: Canada won’t reveal its stand till text of new resolution is ready

As published in The Island, September 02, 2015
By Shamindra Ferdinando

Canada has reiterated that Sri Lanka should cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in fulfilling its human rights obligations. 493 more words

Sri Lanka

UN: Turkish Authorities Urged To Tackle Anti-LGBT Violence And Discrimination

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed deep concern over attacks and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Turkey and has called on the authorities to take active measures to combat homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday last (14th July). 278 more words


[From the web] New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations -OHCHR

New technologies –if used right– are vital tools in the fight against human rights violations

GENEVA (19 June 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on summary executions, Christof Heyns, has called on the UN system and other international human rights bodies to “catch up” with rapidly developing innovations in human rights fact-finding and investigations. 838 more words

Human Rights

Minding the minders

The UN makes a very big deal out of its role in protecting human rights around the world. Don’t take my word for it; take… 1,019 more words