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HRC43 – Side Event – Sri Lanka: A failure of justice

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After 10 years of failed and stalled promises of accountability, Sri Lanka announced this session that it is withdrawing from its commitments to the Human Rights Council. The UN has failed the people of Sri Lanka before. It cannot afford to do so again. Come find out why.

Moderated by Human Rights Watch, a short video will be followed by an interactive discussion with panelists from Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists.


Date: 28 February 2020

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Place: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva (Switzerland)


Sponsored by:

Amnesty International



Franciscans International

International Commission of Jurists

IMADR – International Movement against All forms of Discriminations and Racism

International Service for Human Rights

Human Rights Watch

Minority Rights Group International

Sri Lanka Campaign


HRC43 – Side Event Sri Lanka

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