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Lanka rejects 100 of 210 recommendations at UPR

[The Sunday Leader.lk, Monday, 5 November 2012 16:11 No Comment]

UNHRC228121-600x399-495x329 Sri Lanka has rejected 110 of 210 recommendations submitted by 99 countries at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, the troika tasked with serving as rapporteurs for Sri Lanka’s UPR said.

Benin, India and Spain submitted its draft report on Sri Lanka at the UPR today. Presenting the report on Sri Lanka, the Ambassador of Spain to the UN in Geneva said that 210 recommendations were made to Sri Lanka by 99 countries during the UPR.

The Ambassador said that 110 recommendations had been accepted and 100 rejected. The Ambassador said that Sri Lanka has explained why the 100 recommendations were rejected.

Meanwhile Cuba, China and Russia raised concerns over what they said were attempts to use the UPR process to create a rift in the council and target a particular country.

After the draft report was adopted Sri Lanka’s special envoy for human rights, Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe, said that Sri Lanka will send a set of voluntary pledges to the UN Human Rights Secretariat within two weeks.

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