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Lanka's missing persons office lacked consultations: HRW

On May 24, Sri Lanka's cabinet approved the new Office of Missing Persons without talking with the families.

Pakistan will use F16s against us: Baloch envoy to UNHRC

Pakistan will use F16s against us: Baloch envoy to UNHRC

Baloch representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the European Union Mehran Marri on Sunday condemned the move by the United States Government to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying that Islamabad would use them against the Baloch population.

Sri Lanka accountability process would be purely domestic: FM

The process to fix accountability as mandated by the latest UNHRC resolution for the alleged rights abuses during the conflict with the LTTE will be completely domestic, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said rejecting claims that it was a hybrid mechanism.

Tamil Nadu against any move to allow Sri Lanka internal probe on 'war crimes'

Tamil Nadu on Wednesday opposed any move to allow Sri Lanka hold an internal probe into alleged human rights violations and war crimes during hostilities in 2009 and urged the Modi government to take the lead at the UN and press for an international investigation on it.

US to move pro-Sri Lanka resolution at UNHRC

In a U-turn, the US on Wednesday said it will move a pro-Sri Lanka resolution at the UNHRC ahead of a crucial report on alleged war crimes during the country's three-decade long civil war with the LTTE.

US admits must `do better` on police practices

 The United States acknowledged Monday more needed to be done to uphold its civil rights laws following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police.

Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe

Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country`s civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body.

India must ask Sri Lanka to work with UN: HRW

Human Rights Watch has urged India to encourage Sri Lanka to cooperate after the UN voted to investigate allegations of war crimes in the island nation.

Elated by India`s response at UN, Sri Lanka releases fishermen

Elated after India`s abstention at the UN Human Rights Council vote on Sri Lanka, President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the release of all Indian fishermen in Sri Lankan custody for poaching.

UNHRC to hold urgent debate on Syria

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an urgent debate on Syria on Wednesday as requested by Turkey, Qatar and the US.

US stands ready to partner with Sri Lanka: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry greeted the Sri Lankans on the occasion of their New Year.

`Sri Lankan govt not serious about resolving Tamil issue`

India has voted for resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC.

UN human rights rapporteur took US bribes: Iran

An Iranian official has accused the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran of taking bribes from the United States.

`99% LLRC recommendations implemented`

Sri Lanka to face a US-backed resolution on Lankan Tamils at the UN Human Rights Council.

`Tamils keeping close tab on govt`s move on Sri Lanka`

DMK said India should support the US-backed resolution against Sri Lanka in the United Nations for alleged war crimes.

Militarisation of crisis escalating war in Syria: UN

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said that weapons supplied to the Syrian government and opposition are escalating the conflict.

Sri Lanka to lodge protest against UNHRC chief

Sri Lanka accuses Navi Pillay of violating her mandate over adoption of a resolution that censured Colombo on its rights record.

India-Sri Lanka joint sea patrolling sought

A Sri Lankan minister has called for joint patrolling by Indian and Sri Lankan Navies to prevent clashes between their fishermen.

Lanka warns India of repercussion over Kashmir

India was among 24 countries which voted in support of the US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at UNHCR.

Sri Lanka blows hot and cold against India

India was one of 24 nations which voted for the UN resolution, but after ensuring critical amendments.