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HRC34 Side Event – Report of Consultation Task Force and Human Rights Challenges in Sri Lanka

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Date: Monday 20 March 2017

Time: 15:00 – 17:00

Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans InternationalHuman Rights WatchInternational Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)Minority Rights Group International are organising a side event on the human rights challenges in Sri Lanka. The event will share the final report of the Consultation Task Force of Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) followed by a panel discussion with representatives of civil society in Sri Lanka. It will also highlight the role of the international community in the full implementation of the Human Rights Council resolution 30/1.


  • Mr. J. David Whaley, Former UN Resident Coordinator


  • Dr. Nimalka Fernando, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
  • Ms. Sivachandran Saroja, Centre for Women and Development
  • Ms. Jensila Majeed, Former Zonal Task Force Member of Mullaitivu

Keynote speech:

  • Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Former Secretary of the Consultation Task Force of Reconciliation Mechanisms