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Monday, July 23 , 2012 - 6.53 GMT
Sri Lanka sends Universal Periodic Review report to UNHRC


Sri Lanka today sent its report to be presented at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on human rights at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

The report will be sent to the Sri Lanka's Permanent Mission in Geneva which will hand over the report to the UNHRC High Commissioner, Plantation Industries Minister and the Special Envoy of the President on Human Rights, Mahinda Samarasinghe said.

The government has assigned Minister Samarasinghe to undertake initial work for Sri Lanka's participation in the second round of the Universal Periodic Review which begins in October 2012.

What would be presented is a comprehensive report that includes the work carried out by the country with regard to human rights between the period of 2008 and March 2012, Minister Samarasinghe said.

Sri Lanka's review will be held on November 1. Adoption of the report on Sri Lanka is scheduled for 5th of November.

The UNHRC has appointed India, Benin and Spain to the troika that is scheduled to review Sri Lanka.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN Member States once every four years. The last UPR for Sri Lanka was held in 2008.





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