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UN expert on transitional justice to arrive in SL

UN expert on transitional justice to arrive in SL

Colombo, Oct 7 (UNI) The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff, would undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from October 10 to 23, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said. In a statement here, the OHCHR said Mr de Greiff would arrive in Sri Lanka to examine the progress made in redressing the legacies of massive past violations and abuses, including those that resulted from the conflict, the Daily Mirror reported today. In 2015, the Government of Sri Lanka committed itself to designing and implementing a comprehensive transitional justice strategy. “My visit aims to review the progress made thus far, to identify obstacles and bottlenecks in the implementation of the transitional justice and reform process and to discuss opportunities with the Government and Sri Lankan society to overcome these,” Mr de Greiff said. He is scheduled to meet Government officials at central and provincial levels, representatives of the legislature, members of the judiciary, the armed forces, law enforcement officials, religious leaders, political parties, the Human Rights Commission, civil society, victims’ groups, academics and representatives of the international community. The human rights expert would present his preliminary findings and recommendations at a press conference to be held on Monday 23. The final report on the visit would be presented to the Human Rights Council in September 2018. UNI XC-SNU 1212

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Pakistan land of saints, not terrorists: PM Abbasi

24 Feb 2018 | 1:20 PM

Islamabad, Feb 24 (UNI) Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan was the land of saints and not the terrorists, a Saturday report in the Dunya News said.

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Pak to go on FATF Greylist in June

24 Feb 2018 | 1:11 PM

Paris, Feb 24 (UNI) The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to place Pakistan back on its terror financing watch-list on a list of countries that financially aid terrorism with effect from June this year even as Islamabad believed the decision was politically motivated that might affect its future cooperation, the media reports have said.

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Time is money, says EC prez on EU budget

24 Feb 2018 | 1:00 PM

Brussels, Feb 24 (UNI) On the European Union (EU) budget, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said that time was money -- underlining that delays in agreeing the EU budget would cost 5000 research jobs for every single month that we do not agree and up to 600,000 Erasmus places in 2021 alone.

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Stronger support urged for Syrians

24 Feb 2018 | 12:46 PM

United Nations, Feb 24 (UNI) Senior United Nations officials have called for greater support for Syrian refugees as well as the communities hosting them amid escalating violence in the war-torn country.

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