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Sri Lanka’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council tomorrow.

Sri Lanka's Report under the Universal Periodic Review comes up for consideration by the OHCHR Working Group on UPR tomorrow, in Geneva. The Universal Periodic Review was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2006, as a process through which the human rights record of every UN Member State is peer-reviewed. This review, conducted through the UN Human Rights Council is based upon each country’s human rights obligations and commitments in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. During the process, the country under review submits a written report on its human rights record, and appears before the Council, where it receives recommendations regarding its human rights record from other UN Member States. The country under review is able to ‘accept’ or ‘note’ these recommendations.


Sri Lanka underwent its first UPR cycle in 2008 and the second in 2012. The tomorrow’s review will be Sri Lanka’s third, and along with Sri Lanka, Argentina, Benin, Czechia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Japan, Pakistan, Peru, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Zambia will be reviewed.


Sri Lanka’s delegation to the review will be led by the Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva.
Sri Lanka will continue to engage constructively with the UN Human Rights Council and all member states of the UN to promote and protect human rights locally and internationally.