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Tibet: Human Rights Violations

Paper No. 5700                                        Dated 13-May-2014

Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

Examining Tibet today, the first topic of concern to the international community is spread through the voice of H.H. Dalai Lama and Tibetan government-in-exile; human rights. One cannot overlook the frequency of self-immolations being committed by peaceful Tibetan Buddhist monks who seek to bring attention to the situation in Tibet.

Sri Lanka: India's Janus Faced Duplicity:

Paper No 5675                                                Dated 28-March-2014

Guest Column by Dr Kumar David 

In an unexpected volte-face India abstained from supporting the UNHRC resolution calling for an international probe into war crimes during the final stages of the civil war in Lanka.

Demilitarisation, Human Rights, and Indo-US Interests

Paper No. 5672                                       Dated 25-Mar-2014

Guest Column by Dr. Parasaran Rangarajan

The United States is reported to have requested a military installation in Sri Lanka as part of its “Pivot Towards Asia” where the Pentagon has stated that approximately 60% of U.S. Navy assets will be in the Asia Pacific region including Oceania, South China Sea, and the Indian Ocean by 2020[1] .

Sri Lanka: UNHRC resolution and after – Update No. 231

 

Note No. 681                                                Dated 26-Mar-2013

Col R Hariharan

The UNHRC passed the U.S. sponsored resolution (A/HRC/22/L.1/Rev.1) on Sri Lanka at its 22nd session at Geneva on March 21, 2013. The text of the resolution is at Annexure. The resolution was passed by 25 votes to 13. Eight nations abstained. Gabon was absent. 

Sri Lanka: Comments on India and resolution in UNHRC – Update No. 230

Note No. 678                                        Dated 9-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This summary contains comments made by Col Hariharan to different print and TV media from 5 to 7 March 2013 on specific issues raised by them on India’s response to the U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability now under consideration at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.]

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Sri Lanka: UNHRC in Geneva and after

Paper No. 5420       Dated 9-Mar- 2013

Guest Column By Kumar David

 Sri Lanka has become the centrepiece of action in Geneva this March at the 22-nd UN Human Rights Commission sessions now in progress.

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