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Weak Response from Country Core Group Ignores Victims’ Plight

During his presidential campaign and after his election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa left little doubt that Sri Lanka would not enforce its commitments on justice and accountability agreed to at the United Nations Human Rights Council. So the foreign minister’s…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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Item 2 interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka

When the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 30/1 by consensus in October 2015, Sri Lanka, through its co-sponsorship, committed to 25 key undertakings across a range of human rights issues. A core commitment was to set up four transitional justice…
Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe celebrate outside the Supreme Court complex in Colombo after the court unanimously ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament was unconstitutional, December
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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, September 19, 2017.