Leaders of Commonwealth countries attending the CHOGM summit must press host nation Sri Lanka on its human rights record and demand accountability, a prominent rights group has said.
British PM said Commonwealth countries have agreed to remove gender discrimination in the order of succession to the throne.
Sri Lanka, at war with Tamil Tiger rebels for a quarter of a century, rejects outside interference in its human rights affairs.
The Commonwealth has an opportunity to lead once more, this time in the fight against climate change, Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II said as she opened the summit of the 53-nation group.
The Commonwealth must do more to promote democracy and get tough on autocratic regimes, even if that means publicly "shaming" some of its members, said a report to be presented to its political leaders on Monday.
Day in Pics: 26th April
Showbiz World - April 26, 2015
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