Sri Lanka’s Game of Diplomacy

[International Policy Digest] As promised, the Sri Lankan government made the final report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) public last month. It has also recently released its “National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights: 2011-2016.” [Full Story]

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Minister Baird Comments on Final Report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

[Canada News Centre] Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement on the final report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission: “Canada notes the public release of the report of Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission. Although we are still studying the report, the commission has addressed and provided recommendations…

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Statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Spokesperson on Sri Lanka

[The Commonwealth Secretariat] In response to queries received, the Spokesperson stated the following on 23 June 2011: The Commonwealth membership is united in its longstanding commitment to human dignity, equality, human rights, and the rule of law – to which access to justice and an independent judiciary are fundamental. Commonwealth Heads of Government have as…

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