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Outgoing UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein yesterday commended Sri Lanka and several other countries for hosting at least five visits by thematic mandates in the last five years.

The other countries which hosted at least five thematic mandates were Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine, the UK and the US.

In his opening statement and global update of human rights concerns at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council which commenced yesterday, High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said he was pleased to note a number of positive developments with respect to access for Special UN Procedures.

“These include an increased response rate to communications, now at 68 per cent and Afghanistan’s issuance of a standing invitation to all mandate-holders, taking the number of States having done so to 118 UN Member States and one non-member Observer State,” he said.

Regarding engagement with the Treaty Bodies, he said he welcomed long-outstanding reports to the Committees by Bangladesh, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Tonga and Zambia.

“Allow me also to applaud Qatar’s accession to the Covenants and Afghanistan’s accession to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, alongside many other ratifications.

My Office stands ready to support them in efforts to implement these commitments to ensure respect for their people's rights, and I urge other countries which have not ratified these and other human rights treaties to do so,” he said.

The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council which is being held at the the Palais des Nations at Geneva in Switzerland would be concluded on July 6. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • ANTON Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:59 AM

    NOW GO TO MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES AND PRAISE THEM FOR THE METHODS USED TO TREAT WRONG DOERS, SPECIALLY WOMEN BEING STONED TO DEATH....... CUTTING BODY PARTS OF PRISONERS.

    bindu Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:07 AM

    well said man...he needs to focus on Barbaric Arab countries.

    Justice Tuesday, 19 June 2018 07:22 AM

    He thoroughly failed in Sri Lanka

    peter Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:45 PM

    not the UN the Srilankans failed thmeselves

    Jude Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:58 AM

    Hey out-going Commis why don't you look into human rights violations happening in USA, Canada, Europe!!!??? You'll be surprised what's going on at these places!!??

    Tilak Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:47 PM

    So Jude you are ok with the human right violations in SriLanka.HR violations in SL affect only us not the UN. SO stop critizing the people who are reminding us of our committments

    rohan Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:02 PM

    Yes, we need more such headlines to fool ourselves, It has nothing to do with human rights improvements, but only for allowing visits!

    Lokka Tuesday, 19 June 2018 12:05 PM

    Yes 'Justice' he thoroughly failed in Sri Lanka bringing bogus charges to satisfy his Western masters.

    sach Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:25 PM

    When enemies of you commends you for what you are doing, you have to reconsider what you are doing not twice but several times.....yahapalana gov is a stooge of UN

    John Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:07 PM

    Well said. This guy is fully silent on HR violations by US in Iraq, Syria and other places. UNHRC is basically the new colonial agency of the west.


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