UN Special Rapporteurs to visit to Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteurs to visit to Sri Lanka

UN Special Rapporteurs to visit to Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

27 Apr, 2016 | 9:30 pm

The UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Mónica Pinto, and the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez, will undertake a joint visit to Sri Lanka from April 29 to May 7,2016, at the invitation of the government.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the previous UN Special Rapporteur on torture visited Sri Lanka in 2010, this will be the first visit to Sri Lanka by a Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers.

During their visit, the two Special Rapporteurs will meet with relevant ministers, government officials, members of the judiciary, the Attorney General, lawyers, civil society members, the National Human Rights Commission, and victims and their families.

In addition to visiting Colombo, they will visit the Northern, North Central, Eastern, Central and Southern Provinces, and also places of detention.

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