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Sri Lanka hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

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.

UN diplomats urge North Korea to end rights abuses

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.

Iran exiles demand end to Iraq `blockade`

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.

Sri Lanka to rely on NAM nations at UNHRC

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.

India for `much more progress` in reconciliation in Sri Lanka

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.

Lanka says ready for resolution as UNHRC session begins

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.

Rajapaksa says Lanka must not face UN rights resolution

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.

Sri Lanka`s TNA backs UN report calling for international probe

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.

Rajapaksa accuses political rivals of undermining his govt

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.

N Korea should face ICC over crimes against humanity: UN probe

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.

China backs Sri Lanka as US mulls resolution

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.

Decision on Lanka rights probe up to member states: UN

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.