Will Commonwealth find UN Human Rights chief credible enough?

Visiting UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navaneetham Pillai on Saturday has openly slammed the incumbent regime of President Mahinda Rajapaksa as one that is “heading in an increasingly authoritarian direction”...............

UN finds Australia violates international law by detaining refugees

The UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva , on Thusrday (22), found that Australia has committed 143 serious violations of international law by indefinitely detaining 46 refugees for four years, on the basis...............

Amnesty calls for independent investigation into Weliweriya killings

The Sri Lankan authorities must not allow the army to investigate itself over allegations of excessive use of force by its members after three protesters demonstrating over access to drinking water were killed over the weekend, Amnesty....

A government lost in a sea of cynicism

It was 16 years ago but the memory of the Australian navy and air force charging to the rescue of lost sailors in a yacht race still resonates as a clear statement of Australia’s commitment to the law of the sea.Then - when it was revealed that it had....

Abott to send thousands back to torture and rape

An Abbott Government would condemn thousands of people to torture, rape, jailings and beatings if it goes ahead with a plan to fast-track more than 30,000 community-based asylum-seekers back to their homelands. The policy....

Deportation of Tamils helped the Sri Lankan state

It should now be much harder for Britain to deport Tamil asylum-seekers to Sri Lanka, after a new court ruling significantly revised the guidance for the country. Several important protection categories have...

Gillard orders deportations to danger - says Govt. official

The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has breached international  refugee law by ordering asylum-seekers to be deported without proper investigation of their claims for asylum, an Australian TV report has revealed....

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