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Sri Lankan president rejects fresh war crimes evidence

 
The latest video, produced by Channel 4, with fresh evidence, was screened in the Geneva headquarters of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) to the delegations attending the current UNHCR annual meeting....
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UNHCR: Colombo under increased pressure

 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay issued a report that cautiously criticised Rajapaksa government for not adequately addressing human rights violations....
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Pak: UN ‘Missing Persons’ probe team snubbed

 
A United Nations team investigating the fate of thousands of “disappeared” in Balochistan ended a 10-day fact-finding trip last week, during which it was snubbed ...
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Balochistan: Sectarian violence flares up, administration in disarray

 
There appears no end to sectarian violence and the phenomenon of missing persons in Balochistan. Both in fact appear to be going out of control.  ...
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SL Tamils use Indian shores to flee to Australia

 
Poreg View: Both Tamil and Sinhala speaking people are known to immigrate often adopting the most risky means. The Tamils have always outnumbered their fellow ...
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SRI LANKA: Govt seeks to ‘double’ police custody period

 
Three years after Sri Lanka freed itself of LTTE insurgents, the Rajapaksa government is acquiring more police powers. One such power will see longer detention ...
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US criticises Rajapaksa for ‘strong military presence’ in Tamil areas

 
“The Sri Lankan government has used the fear of the possible re-emergence of the LTTE to maintain a strong military presence and role in the post-conflict areas”. ...
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Sri Lanka: Sarath Fonseka’s Alanaskar dreams

 
Fonseka’s critique of Rajapaksa doesn’t come as a surprise. His call for an uprising however does. But by holding President Rajapaksa guilty for what all had gone wrong in terms of human rights on Wanni War front, Fonseka is diverting attention away from his own record as the army commander, who led the forces from the front. From his point of view, Rajapaksa having cornered the military glory to the exclusion of all others should face the music for rights abuses. Good logic from a persecuted person. The world may not see that way in the end....
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Africa-wide criminal court -Rival to ICC...?

 
The demand for Africa-wide criminal court of justice has been there for a long while as many leaders appear to believe that the ICC is bullying Africa. There is a danger of duplication between the two international criminal courts. More over the equation between the two courts will be a grey area....
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UN Human Rights Council adopts US sponsored motion against Sri Lanka

 
Though President Rajapaksa has reasons to be upset by the final vote, he has reasons to sport a smile that all was not lost for him in Geneva. Because, the resolution, thanks to the efforts of India, asks the UN Human Rights Commissioner to work “in consultation with, and with the concurrence” of the Sri Lankan government in implementing the LLRC proposals. ...
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