Concluded event: 'UN monitoring on Sri Lanka must continue', civil society calls on Human Rights Council

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) was part of a panel discussion on "Reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka" on 28 February at the United Nation's Palais des Nations. This discussion was held in collaboration with, CIVICUS, Amnesty International, FORUM-ASIA, Franciscans International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Commission of Jurists, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism and International Service for Human Rights. 
Mr. Budi Tjahjono from Franciscans International moderated the event. Ms. Sandya Eknaligoda and Dr. Kasipillai Manoharan gave testimonies about their cases. Human rights defenders from Sri Lanka namely: Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu from the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Ms. Shyamala Gomez from the Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ) and Mr. Senaka Perera from the Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners described the progress and challenges in implementing HRC resolution 30/1. For more details, visit this webpage.