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Pillay tells UNHRC to address Lanka

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay says she hopes the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will address reports on Sri Lanka.

Addressing the council a short while ago, Pillay welcomed the release of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) but added that it falls short of addressing issues mention in the UN Experts panel report.

Pillay said that the LLRC report contained several important recommendations and she hopes the government will engage with her office in implementing the recommendations.

“I welcome the publication by the Government of Sri Lanka last December of its Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission. While the report falls short of the comprehensive accountability process recommended by the Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts, it does make important recommendations. I encourage the Government to engage with the Special Procedures and with my Office on follow up to the report. I also hope the Council will discuss these important reports.

States have an obligation to protect their citizens from threats to their security in a manner that respects human rights. My Office has assisted States develop and implement security policies, including counter-terrorism measures in accordance with international human rights law. We have seen the lifting of long-standing emergency measures in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Fiji, although some provisions restricting fundamental rights remained or have been reintroduced. Over the past year, I have also expressed concerns about the rights of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, and my deep disappointment at the failure to close this detention
facility,” she said.

 

11 Comments for “Pillay tells UNHRC to address Lanka”

  1. NAVALI PILAY U LOOK SO SAD WE UNDERSTAND UR ANGER TOWARDS SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT. NAVALI PILAY BORN AS TAMIL NO WHERE ON EARTH TAMILS HAVE MOTHER LAND. THAT IS WHY U AND LTTE WANT TO BREAK SRILANKA.
    LTTE SPEND MILLIONS OF $ $ FOR LOBBYING NAVALI PILAYS BECOME HR POSITION THAT WAY LTTE KNOW THEY CAN USE HER AS TOOL TO ON UN .
    NAVALI PILAY ARE U TAMIL ?
    HOW MUCH LTTE SPEND FOR UR LOBBYING?
    LTTE AND NAVLI PILAY HAVE SECRET AGREEMENT TO WHEN LTTE WAS DREAMING ABOUT ELAM NAVALI PILAY GOING TO BE FORIENGN MININSTER FOR DREAM LTTE ELAM.
    NOW ELAM GONE NAVALI PILAY SO SAD AND MAD WITH SRILANKAN GOVERNMENT

  2. NAVALI PILAY WHEN USA KILL 500000 INERCENT IRAQ PEOPLE FOR OIL WHAT HAPPEN TO INERCENT IRAQ PEOPLES HUMAN RIGHTS
    YES IRT IS OK TO KILL MIDDLE EAST PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WHITE SKIN.
    WHEN WHITE SKIN PEOLPE DO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IT IS OK
    NAVALI PILAY TAKE UR HEAD OUT FORM UR REAR END AND START THINKING

  3. UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay WHY U STILL DREAMING ABOUT ELAM IT WANT HAPPEN AGAIN. JUST GO WITH THE LIFE

  4. NAVALI PILAY WHY WHEN WHITE SKIN KILL INERCENT CHILDREN WOMAN THEY ARE NOT CONSIDER AS HUMAN RIGHT VIOLILATION

    1. Cold blooded murders of Osama Bin Laden and his family including innocent little girls while Obama & Clinton were watching it live online. No criminal justice. No respect for Pakistan’s borders.

    2. When will you move a resolution at UNHRC to put Bush and Blair in the dock for the slaughter of civilians in Iraq? About 500 000 dead, according to Iraq Body Count. That war was illeagal, by the way.

    3. When will you move a resolution against unrelenting crimes towards poverty stricken, helpless Palestinans over 60 years by Israel?

    Please inform Mr. Robert Blake, UNHRC is a great opportunity for USA to inform Sri Lanka what it intends to do about above mentioned, grave matters.

    We Sri Lankans look forward to working with our American friends co-operatively.

    Please note time is slipping away.

  5. NAVALI PILAY WHAT HAPPEN TO 50000 INERCENT CHILDREN AND WOMAN KILL IN IRAQ FOR OIL

  6. tilak

    Is she blind ? So many things happen near her but see can,t see any thing oterthan Srilanka? What is happeninig middle East including Libiya. How many cibil people killed by EU/US surpport?

  7. raj

    since Sri Lanka has nominated all types of commissions, it is out of commissions at present.

  8. union

    What is wrong with this so called “JAMES”? He has hijacked this discussion..hijacking kidnapping is part of Sri Lankan state terrorism..

  9. gamarala

    Why cannot he recommendations of the LLRC be implemented, without delay?
    Will the government tell us?
    This is what the international community and all human rights groups want.

  10. Larry

    Keep up the good job, Navi. Never mind the detractors…

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