The Human Rights Council passes its resolution

The Human Rights Council has once again passed a resolution on Sri Lanka. The vote was proposed by 42 nations. Austria, Belgium*, Bulgaria*, Canada*, Croatia*, Denmark*, Estonia, Finland*, France*, Georgia*, Germany, Greece*, Hungary*, Iceland*, Ireland, Italy,...

Sri Lanka dominates Human Rights Council discussion on twitter

Last week we and a group of other organisations ran a couple of initiatives designed to raise the profile of human rights abuses in Sri Lanka on Twitter. On Wednesday the President’s envoy on human rights Mahinda Samarasinghe delivered his speech and we were on...

Human Rights Council condemns Sri Lanka on accountability.

The Human Rights Council today voted in favour of a motion criticising Sri Lanka’s shortcomings on accountability. This is a very good start, but it is just a start. We need to keep up the pressure to make sure there is real change. The call for an independent...