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  1. Public Reports of sessions of the GANHRI sub committee on Accreditation 14-18 May 2018

    Golbal Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Sub Committee on Accreditation (SCA) recommends that the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka be re- accredited with A status. It is granted to the commission for being independent and for its adherence to the Paris Principals.

    The Sub Committee commends the work carried out and the improvements made by the Commission since its last accreditation especially given the difficult context in which it operates.

    The Sub Committee also encourages to Commission to interpret its mandate broadly to promote a progressive definition of human rights which includes all rights set out in international, regional, and domestic instruments, including economic, social, and cultural rights.

    The Accreditation is a guarantee to the public that the Commission works to protect and promote human rights in the country.

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  2. Status Accreditation Chart of NHRIs

    The chart for the status of National Institutions categorizes the National Human Rights Institutions by granting status A to those fully complying with the Paris Principles; Status B for partially complying with the Paris Principles and the status C for non-complying with the Paris Principles

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  3. Interim report on the office of missing persons bills and issues concerning the missing, the disappeared and the surrendered published by consultation Task force on reconciliation mechanism

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  4. United Nations Secretary-General’s remarks at event in Sri Lanka on SDG16: Sustaining Peace – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Human rights in the administration of justice: protection of persons subjected to detention or imprisonment
Promotion and protection of human rights
    1. Public Reports of sessions of the GANHRI sub committee on Accreditation 14-18 May 2018
      Golbal Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Sub Committee on Accreditation (SCA) recommends that the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka be re- accredited with A status. It is granted to the commission for being independent and for its adherence to the Paris Principals.
      The Sub Committee commends the work carried out and the improvements made by the Commission since its last accreditation especially given the difficult context in which it operates.
      The Sub Committee also encourages to Commission to interpret its mandate broadly to promote a progressive definition of human rights which includes all rights set out in international, regional, and domestic instruments, including economic, social, and cultural rights.
      The Accreditation is a guarantee to the public that the Commission works to protect and promote human rights in the country.
      Read More
    2. Status Accreditation Chart of NHRIs
      The chart for the status of National Institutions categorizes the National Human Rights Institutions by granting status A to those fully complying with the Paris Principles; Status B for partially complying with the Paris Principles and the status C for non-complying with the Paris Principles
      Read More
    3. Interim report on the office of missing persons bills and issues concerning the missing, the disappeared and the surrendered published by consultation Task force on reconciliation mechanism
      Read More
    4. United Nations Secretary-General’s remarks at event in Sri Lanka on SDG16: Sustaining Peace – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
      Read More
CODE THE CORE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS Published Date Link to the convention MONITORING BODY Monitoring body website
ICERD International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination 21-Dec-65 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cerd.pdf CERD https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CERD/Pages/CERDIndex.aspx
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 16-Dec-66 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/ccpr.pdf CCPR https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CCPR/Pages/CCPRIndex.aspx
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 16-Dec-66 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cescr.pdf CESCR https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cescr/pages/cescrindex.aspx
ICCPR-OP1 Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 16-Dec-66 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/ccpr-one.pdf CCPR https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CCPR/Pages/CCPRIndex.aspx
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women 18-Dec-79 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cedaw.pdf CEDAW https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cedaw/pages/cedawindex.aspx
CAT Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 10-Dec-84 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cat.pdf CAT https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cat/pages/catindex.aspx
CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child 20-Nov-89 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/crc.pdf CRC https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx
ICCPR-OP2 Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty 15-Dec-89 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/ccpr-death.pdf CCPR https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CCPR/Pages/CCPRIndex.aspx
ICMW International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families 18-Dec-90 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cmw.pdf CMW https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CMW/Pages/CMWIndex.aspx
OP-CEDAW Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women 10-Dec-99 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CEDAW/OP_CEDAW_en.pdf CEDAW https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cedaw/pages/cedawindex.aspx
OP-CRC-AC Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict 25-May-00 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/crc-conflict.pdf CRC https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx
OP-CRC-SC Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography 25-May-00 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/crc-sale.pdf CRC https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx
OP-CAT Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 18-Dec-02 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/cat-one.pdf SPT https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/OPCAT/Pages/OPCATIndex.aspx
OP-CRPD Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 12-Dec-06 https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/OptionalProtocolRightsPersonsWithDisabilities.aspx CRPD https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CRPDIndex.aspx
CRPD Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 13-Dec-06 https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/ConventionRightsPersonsWithDisabilities.aspx CRPD https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CRPDIndex.aspx
CPED International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 20-Dec-06 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/ProfessionalInterest/disappearance-convention.pdf CED https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CED/Pages/CEDIndexOld.aspx
ICESCR - OP Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 10-Dec-08 https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CESCR/OProtocol_en.pdf CESCR https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cescr/pages/cescrindex.aspx
OP-CRC-IC Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure 14-Apr-14 https://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/OPICCRC.aspx CRC https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRC/Pages/CRCIndex.aspx
Human rights in the administration of justice: protection of persons subjected to detention or imprisonment
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