UNHRC

  • Sri Lanka refuses to cooperate with UN probe in war crime allegations 08-04-2014 06:02 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has refused to cooperate with a UN investigation into alleged war crimes during the final phase of the country's civil war, saying it will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the top rights body. "We will not submit ourselves to this process," External Affairs Minister G...
  • Abstention louder than any vote

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    With India's abstention vote, it would seem that South Block is wresting back control of its decision-making authority from that domestic sphere that has ridden...

  • India should have supported UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram 28-03-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that New Delhi should have supported it. "Congress took a neutral stand at UNHRC by abstaining from voting on the Sri Lanka resolution....
  • Sri Lankan President orders release of all Indian fishermen in custody 28-03-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: As a goodwill gesture for India's decision to abstain from voting against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed his government to release all Indian fishermen in their custody. The arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lanka is a poll issue...
  • News 360: War crimes resolution against Sri Lanka passed at UNHRC 27-03-2014 09:20 PM

    The US-backed resolution seeking international probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka was passed by 23 countries at the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday. ...
  • India abstains from voting against Sri Lanka at UNHRC 27-03-2014 05:56 PM

    Geneva: India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution seeking probe into Sri Lankan war crimes at the UN Human Rights Council. Even as India refrained from voting against its neighbour, the resolution was passed with the support of 23 nations. A tweet from the Ministry of External...
  • UN's Navi Pillay warns Sri Lanka for reprisals against rights defenders 09-09-2013 06:03 PM

    Days after her visit to Sri Lanka, the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay, on Monday, put the country on notice against reprisals targeting human rights defenders, journalists and communities whom she had met. Pillay's statement is her first official statement to the United Nations since her visit to Sri...
  • Sri Lanka investigates British TV footage on rights abuse 15-05-2013 05:45 PM

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government is investigating a controversial video footage aired by a British Channel accusing the army of war crimes during the final phase of the battle with the LTTE. This was conveyed to European Parliament by Sri Lankan Ambassador to European Union PM Amza on Tuesday, a...
  • World View: Has India alienated Sri Lanka? 22-03-2013 02:48 PM

    Hello and welcome to worldview with me Suhasini Haider, tonight India's vote on Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human rights council is our top focus. Joining us Sri Lanka's envoy to India Prasad Kariyawasam, In Jaffna, Padma Rao Sunderji, joining us over skype, In Geneva, there is Peter Splinter...
  • PM accepts DMK ministers' resignations 21-03-2013 03:06 AM

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  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-03-2013 11:58 PM

    A day after the DMK pulled out of the UPA, the government scrambled to bring a consensus on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue but all efforts were in vain as the all-party meeting ended in complete disagreement. ...
  • Is UPA-II a lame duck government? 20-03-2013 11:34 PM

    The government's attempt to reach a consensus on the Sri Lankan resolution failed on Wednesday as party after political party opposed a country-specific resolution. ...
  • Has India betrayed Tamils at the UN Human Rights Council? 20-03-2013 10:44 PM

    It is perhaps the first time that a resolution pushed by one country, the US, against another country, Sri Lanka, has destabilised the government in a third country. Away from the political heat for the UPA government, is the anger on the streets of Tamil Nadu, against the treatment of...
  • 'Last-minute changes to UN resolution on Sri Lanka unlikely' 20-03-2013 05:45 PM

    UN envoy Dilip Sinha is in Parliament to meet PMO officials. He is briefing the government on amendments to the UNHRC resolution. ...