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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Sri Lanka

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Human Rights Council

 

Selected Documents & Reports

  • A/HRC/45/45/Add.1 (18 June 2020): Visit to Sri Lanka: report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/45/45/Add.1
    Report of Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff on his visit to Sri Lanka from 10 to 23 Oct. 2017. Focuses on assessing the progress made in the implementation of transitional justice measures since his 1st visit in Mar. 2015. Summary issued in all official languages; annexed report in English only.
  • A/HRC/44/50/Add.1 (5 May 2020): Visit to Sri Lanka: report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/44/50/Add.1
    Report of Special Rapporteur Clément Nyaletsossi Voule on his visit to Sri Lanka from 18 to 26 July 2019. Summary issued in all official languages; annexed report in English only.
  • A/HRC/RES/40/1: Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 21 March 2019: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/40/1
  • A/HRC/43/19 (26 February 2020): Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka : report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/43/19
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 40/1. Assesses the progress made by Sri Lanka in the implementation of Council resolution 30/1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, particularly during the period from January 2019 to January 2020.
  • A/HRC/40/23 (8 February 2019): Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka: report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/23
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 30/1 and 34/1, covers the period Oct. 2015 to Jan. 2019.
  • A/HRC/40/57/Add.2 (17 January 2019): Visit to Sri Lanka: report of the Independent Expert on the Effects of Foreign Debt and Other Related International Financial Obligations of States on the Full Enjoyment of All Human Rights, particularly Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on his visit to Sri Lanka: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/57/Add.2
    Report of Independent Expert Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky on his visit to Sri Lanka from 3 to 11 Sept. 2018.Summary issued in all official languages; annexed report in English only.
  • A/HRC/40/52/Add.3 (14 December 2018): Visit to Sri Lanka: report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/52/Add.3
    Summary issued in all official languages; annexed report in English only.
  • A/HRC/39/45/Add.2 (23 July 2018): Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on its visit to Sri Lanka: note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/39/45/Add.2
    Visit to Sri Lanka from 4 to 15 Dec. 2017. Includes a list of opinions of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention concerning Sri Lanka (p. 23). Summary issued in all official languages; annexed report in English only.
  • A/HRC/37/23 (25 January 2018): Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka : report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/37/23
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/1, covers the period Mar. 2017 to Jan. 2018.
  • A/HRC/35/31/Add.1 (23 March 2017): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers on her mission to Sri Lanka: note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/35/31/Add.1
    Report of Special Rapporteur Mónica Pinto on her mission to Sri Lanka from 29 Apr. to 7 May 2016. Mission conducted jointly with the Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Méndez. Summary issued in all official languages; annexed report in English only.
  • A/HRC/34/20 (10 February 2017): Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/20
    Assesses progress made in the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka between Oct. 2015 and Jan. 2017. The report should be read in conjunction with A/HRC/32/CRP.4, A/HRC/30/61 and A/HRC/30/CRP.2.
  • A/HRC/34/53/Add.3 (31 January 2017): Report of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues on her mission to Sri Lanka : note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/53/Add.3
  • A/HRC/34/54/Add.2 (22 December 2016): Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on his mission to Sri Lanka : note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/54/Add.2
  • A/HRC/33/51/Add.2 (8 July 2016): Report of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on its mission to Sri Lanka : note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/33/51/Add.2
  • A/HRC/32/CRP.4 (28 June 2016): Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/
    Session32/Documents/A_HRC_32_CRP_4_EN.docx
  • A/HRC/30/61 (16 September 2015): Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/30/61
  • S/2011/793 (21 December 2011): Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Sri Lanka: http://undocs.org/S/2011/793
    Prepared pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005); covers the period from
    1 Feb. 2009 to 30 June 2011.
  • A/HRC/8/6/Add.4 (21 May 2008): Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Walter Kälin: addendum: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/8/6/Add.4
    Mission to Sri Lanka (14 to 21 December 2007)
  • A/HRC/7/3/Add.6 (26 February 2008): Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Manfred Nowak: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/7/3/Add.6
    Mission to Sri Lanka [1 to 8 October 2007]

Selected Statements and Speeches by UN Officials

 

Selected Articles in UN Journals

 

Non-UN Sources

 

August 2020
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