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UNHCR recommendations accepted by Sri Lanka to improve Human Rights

Submitted by on November 25, 2012 – 7:58 amNo Comment | 736 views

1.Consider ratifying the Palermo Protocol on human trafficking (Philippines)
2.Make further efforts to ratify other relevant international instruments that are vital to the promotion and protection of Human Rights, in keeping with its national capacity and priority (Cambodia)

3.Continue efforts to implement the National Action Plan for the protection and promotion and human rights (Bahrain)
4.Expedite action to implement the agreed Action Plan in line with the spirit of the LLRC through a process inclusive of all people belonging to all ethnicity (Bangladesh)
5.Steady implementation of the National Action Plan for Promotion and Protection of Human Rights as well as the National Plan of Action to implement the recommendations of the LLRC (Japan)
6.Take all steps to strengthen and ensure the independence of the National Human Rights Commission (Germany)
7.Ensure structural and operational independence of the national human rights institution in accordance with the Paris Principles (Maldives)
8.Strengthen the independence of institutions such
as the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, the Police Commission and Election Commission (Norway)
9.Take action to facilitate greater participation by citizens and civil society in helping to implement human rights action plans (Australia)
10.Maintain and strengthen cooperation with various UN mechanisms, as well as financial institutions to overcome the challenges faced in the peace and national reconciliation process (Benin)
11.Share with the international community its experiences in rehabilitating and reintegrating former LTTE child soldiers (Cuba)
12.Prioritise the rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers (Italy)
13.Provide greater cooperation to the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to accomplish its work (Ecuador)
14.Ensure women’s participation in the post-conflict, reconstruction and peace building process (Finland)
15.Adopt necessary measures to ensure that gender equality is a legal and practical reality, combating particularly gender violence (Spain)
16.Criminalise all forms of violence against women and hold the perpetrators of such violence accountable (South Africa)
17.Increase efforts on strengthening protection of children’s rights in such areas as child labour, domestic violence, trafficking and sexual exploitation (Iran)
18.Consider incorporating the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners and the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders, otherwise known as the “Bangkok Rules “ as part of its work on the treatment of prisoners (Thailand)
19.Fully and transparently investigate alleged grave breaches of international humanitarian law during the conflict (UK)
20.Take necessary measures to bring to justice and prosecute perpetrators of violations of the international human rights law and humanitarian Law (Chile)
21.Take necessary steps to ensure that all detainees are afforded a fair trial within a reasonable period (Ireland)
22.Continue to carry out the policy aimed at improving the judicial system, reforming law enforcement bodies and decreasing the level of crime and corruption (Russia)
23.Carry out an independent and credible investigation on the allegations of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law (Switzerland)
24.Ensure legal ownership and return or restitution of houses and lands to internally displaced persons, according to international standards (Holy See)
25.Remain committed to sustainable economic and social development, further promote national reconciliation, and achieve stability and development in the country (China)

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