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Sri Lanka: New UN Human Rights Council resolution must be followed with clear timeline for action -  Freedom from Torture

23 March 2019 - "New UN Human Rights Council resolution must be followed with clear timeline for action," Freedom from Torture said after the UNHRC's new resolution on Sri Lanka. 

“Unbearable treatment”: torture continues despite Sri Lankan government’s promise - Freedom from Torture

Freedom from Torture, February 20, 2019 - Ten years on from the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Freedom from Torture has documented evidence of torture of its Tamil citizens in the context of ongoing security operations. This is despite the Sri Lankan government’s stated ‘zero tolerance’ policy on torture, and commitments to promote human rights when it was elected in 2015. In 2015, the new government of President Sirisena pledged to promote accountability and human rights, including to the UN Human Rights Council.


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