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Lanka Parliament to debate UN rights probe

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 13:41

Faced with a parliamentary motion on allowing a UN human rights investigation team into the country, Sri Lanka`s political parties are set to debate a government resolution on the contentious issue.

Italy abandons refugees in car parks without food, shoes: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 23:02

The UN refugee agency today accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan, abandoning them without shoes, food or money.

Sri Lanka reiterates rejection of UN rights investigation

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 21:53

Sri Lanka today voiced its opposition to the impending UNHRC`s probe on alleged rights abuses during the final phase of the conflict with the LTTE, saying the investigation would set a "dangerous precedent".

Jordanian diplomat tapped to be new UN rights chief

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:43

Jordan`s ambassador to the United Nations has been nominated as UN high commissioner for human rights, to replace South Africa`s outgoing Navi Pillay, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

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.

Sri Lankan hires Pak lawyer for UN rights probe

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 21:54

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 today.

UN rights chief slams `rampant` torture in Syria

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 04:23

The UN`s top human rights official has condemned the "rampant use of torture" in detention facilities in Syria.

UN rights chief heads to South Sudan after massacres

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:25

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is heading to conflict-torn South Sudan after a wave of mass killings of civilians, her office said Friday.

N Korea envoy walks out of UN rights council as Japan speaks

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 17:44

The North Korean ambassador to the UN in Geneva walked out of a Human Rights Council hearing on rights violations in his country when Japan took the floor.

Sri Lanka says UN rights report `fundamentally flawed`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 01:32

Sri Lanka on Wednesday dismissed a UN report calling for an international probe into allegations of war crimes at the end of its civil war as "fundamentally flawed."

Sri Lanka opposition slams govt for resolution in UNHRC

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 19:35

Opposition in Sri Lanka blamed government for a resolution that the country is expected to face in the UN rights body next month over alleged war crimes during the campaign against Tamil Tiger rebels.

US wants division of Lanka through rights resolution: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 20:06

Sri Lanka on Wednesday accused the US of trying to divide the country, as wished by the rebel Tamil Tigers, through its resolutions against it at the UN rights body.