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UN human rights probe exposes `atrocities` on prisoners in N Korea

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 14:50

A United Nations probe has highlighted `unspeakable atrocities` being inflicted on political camp prisoners in North Korea.

Sri Lanka ready to probe UN claims

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 15:58

Sri Lanka Sunday said it was ready to investigate the allegations raised by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, who said that some people she met during her visit to the country had been threatened.

Iran rejects visit request of UN human rights monitor

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 22:14

Iran said that it had rejected fresh requests by Ahmed Shaheed, the UN`s monitor for human rights in the Islamic republic, to assess the situation on the ground.

UN human rights, Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 14:33

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on a week-long visit during which she will study the post war situation in the country.

UN urged to take note of human rights violations in Balochistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 13:20

Former leader of the opposition in the Balochistan Assembly Advocate Kachkol Ali has urged the United Nations secretary general to take notice of increasing number of `genocide in Baloch and violation of human rights`.

North Korea refuses to cooperate with rights probe: UN investigators

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 21:52

UN experts tasked with probing human rights violations in North Korea said Pyongyang has refused to cooperate with the investigation, but that they still hoped to travel to country next month.

Politics and sports should not be mixed: Lankan envoy

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 14:41

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam expressed anxiety and concern over a plethora of issues, including safety of Sri Lankan cricket players and other visitors in Tamil Nadu.

Protests outside US Embassy in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 14:38

A demonstration was held outside the US Embassy in Sri Lanka Thursday against the US sponsored resolution scheduled to be discussed at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Sri Lanka says no cancellation of defence dialogue with India

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 15:35

Sri Lanka dismissed media reports about cancellation of its annual bilateral defence talks with India.

India calls off defence talks with Lanka

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 21:07

Amidst severe attack by Tamil parties over engagement with Sri Lanka, Government has called off the annual defence dialogue with that country scheduled to start from March 23.

Lanka resolution: India to take call on after studying final draft resolution

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 19:20

Amid pressure to vote against Sri Lanka at UN, government said "call" will be taken after studying final draft of US-backed resolution even as India`s Representative to the UN in Geneva will consult.

Sri Lanka claims victory ahead of crucial UN rights vote

Last Updated: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 13:38

Sri Lanka has described the adoption of its periodic review of human rights at Geneva`s UNHRC sessions without a division as a victory and an acknowledgment of its rights progress.