Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 00:28
Faced with an impending UN inquiry, the Sri Lankan government has hired a prominent Pakistani lawyer to defend itself over its human rights record and alleged war crimes, a media report said here on Sunday.
Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 02:46
North Korea must act immediately to halt a litany of abuses and crimes against humanity, diplomats said today during a UN review of the isolated Asian nation`s rights record.
Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 22:58
An exiled Iranian opposition group on Friday urged the international community to help lift the "blockade" of a refugee camp near Baghdad and called for an investigation into killings at a second camp.
Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:30
Sri Lanka has sought the support of Non Aligned Movement nations to ward off the US-sponsored rights resolution against it at the next UN Human Rights Council meet in Geneva.
Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 16:40
India on Monday made it clear that it looks for "much more progress" in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka while being non-committal on how it will vote at the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution on the country`s alleged rights abuses during the war with Tamil Tiger rebels.
Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 16:35
Sri Lanka on Monday said it is well prepared and confident of success at the UNHRC session where the country faces a resolution moved by the US on its human rights record this month.
Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:15
President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday said that Sri Lanka should not face a UN Human Rights Council resolution, as he accused the US of bullying his country.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:11
Sri Lanka`s main Tamil party backed a damning UN report which has called for an international probe into allegations of war crimes during the final battle with the LTTE.
Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 22:03
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday accused his political rivals of carrying out a smear campaign to undermine his government internationally.
Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:19
North Korea`s leaders should be brought before an international court for a litany of crimes against humanity that include exterminating, starving and enslaving its population, a UN team said.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 20:52
China on Tuesday voiced support for Sri Lanka as the US spearheaded a third resolution on the country`s human rights record to be presented before the UN Human Rights Council in March.
Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:36
UN member states will decide whether Sri Lanka should be subject to an international inquiry over alleged war crimes during the country`s ethnic conflict, the world body has said.
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