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OHCHR report 2015 OHCHR Report 2015
OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017 OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017
Brochure: Human Rights in action Human Rights in Action (PDF)
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society A Handbook for Civil Society (PDF)

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 

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Sri Lanka and UN Charter-based Bodies

Sri Lanka and UN Treaty Bodies

Most recent concluding observations

Human Rights Committee
Concluding observations (2014) CCPR/C/LKA/CO/5

Committee against Torture
Concluding observations (2011) CAT/C/LKA/CO/3-4

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
Concluding observations (2011) CEDAW/C/LKA/CO/7

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Concluding observations (2010) E/C.12/LKA/CO/2-4

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict
Concluding observations (2010) CRC/C/OPAC/LKA/CO/1

Committee on the Rights of the Child
Concluding observations (2010) CRC/C/LKA/CO/3-4

Committee on Migrant Workers
Concluding observations (2009) CMW/C/LKA/CO/1

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Concluding observations (2001) A/56/18(SUPP) (paras.321-342)

>>Full list of documents in the Treaty Body Database

Human Rights Advisers in Sri Lanka

A Senior Human Rights Advisor has been working in the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka since June 2004. The Advisor’s main role is to assist the UN Resident Coordinator and UN agencies in their activities to protect and promote human rights and to strengthen the human rights capacity of Government partners, national institutions and civil society.

OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka

Contact Information


Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD)
Contact is in Geneva, Switzerland.

Asia Pacific Section
Tel. +41 22 928 9650

Human Rights Adviser

202 – 204 Bauddhaloka Mawatha
Colombo 07
Tel: +94-11-2580691 Ext: 2400
Fax +94-11-2590037
Mobile: +94 76 6925500 077
Email: juan.fernandez@one.un.org

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