UN torture prevention body to visit Sri Lanka in April
As the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council comes to an end on March 22, the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture will visit Sri Lanka in early April, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said yesterday.
In a statement, it said the UN Subcommittee will visit Sri Lanka, Argentina and the State of Palestine in the coming months, in addition to its previously announced visits to Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Senegal and the UK.
“The visit to Sri Lanka will take place in early April, and a media advisory announcing the precise dates, as well as further information, will be issued ahead of the visit,” it said.
The visits had been decided during the Subcommittee’s confidential session held in Geneva from February 18 to 22.
In other work during its session, the Subcommittee welcomed Panama’s recent establishment of a National Preventive Mechanism against torture, and removed the country from its list of states significantly overdue in establishing such a mechanism.
To date, the Subcommittee has completed more than 65 visits. The Subcommittee has a mandate to visit states which have ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, and assist those states in preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment. The Subcommittee communicates its observations and recommendations to states through a confidential report, which it encourages countries to make public.
(Source: Daily Mirror – By Lahiru Pothmulla)
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OH don’t let this UN bastereds to come and preach to us. These wankers has nothing better to do. They are heavily paid and just go round the world doing nothing.
There fitst and most important stop should be Syrea. Oh I forgot. Putin is too powerful to interfere with. Sri Lanka is easier as our own people seem to support them for their own fame and fortune.
Ranjith and Michael,
Stop calling names and baming others.
Soon there will be a UN Human Rights Office in the North.
There will be nothing Putin or SL Ambassador, Hon Dayan Jayatilleke can do.
These were the first steps the UN took in dividing Bangladesh and Sudan.
Unless SL becomes serious in dealing with HR issues, the land will soon, within 5 years, be divided.
With our backbone less leaders (and the continuous cosponsoring of UN resolution 30/1) UN can come to anytime to SL. OMP is one of them. They can enter any Security facility in SL and examine anything (even the toilet pits). At least the Prez and the ‘Sasana-Maamaka’ Hon Kirielle saying they do not allow Foreign judges. Even then, it is matter of time for IC to bring Foreign judges. Mr, Fire Perera, I do not think UN will facilitate to divide the Country pretty soon. By then this YP government will be gone. BTW, Mr. Fire Perera please be informed that Bangladesh was never divided. Instead, it was created with the blessing of India soon after Pakistan got independence,
Pakistan gained independence in 1947; the nation consisted of west Pakistan and east Pakistan.
In 1970, late Shiek Mujibur Rahman was elected prime Minister in the East Pakistan assembly win 167 of 169 seats being won by the Awami League.
The late Sheik M R was however prevented from assuming office by the Pakistani army.
A secessionist war of resistance broke out and the occupying Pakistani Army was defeated by the Indian army; Bangladesh (East Pakistan) was born as a new nation in Aug 1972.
The tamil nation is SL has a similar history.