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UNITED NATIONS EXPERT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED TO VISIT SRI LANKA


1 April 2009





The Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Walter Kaelin, will carry out a short working visit to Sri Lanka from 2 to 6 April 2009 at the invitation of the Government.

During his visit, Mr. Kaelin plans to discuss the present situation of internal displacement in the country with senior Government authorities, United Nations agencies present on the ground and civil society representatives and will also meet with internally displaced persons.

Walter Kaelin, an independent expert and professor of law at the University of Bern (Switzerland), has been the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons since 2004.



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