Universal Periodic Review: Human rights violations in Sri Lanka

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On 15 July 2022, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its partner organisation Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) made a joint submission for Sri Lanka’s fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is expected to held in early 2023. The joint submission focuses on developments that have occurred since Sri Lanka’s third UPR in November 2017: violations of the right to freedom of expression; violations of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly; impunity for grave human rights violations committed by state actors; and the ongoing commission of torture by law enforcement personnel in Sri Lanka.

During its third UPR, Sri Lanka received 230 recommendations, of which the government accepted 177 and noted (i.e. did not accept) 53. Of the total recommendations, 35 were related to the thematic areas of this joint submission.

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