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HRC34 Side Event: Why International Monitoring Matters – Human Rights Implementation in Sri Lanka

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Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017

Time: 13:00 – 14:30

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

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International and International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) are organising a side event on the importance of international human rights monitoring mechanisms, specially in the context of Sri Lanka. The event will discuss the expectations and benchmarks of such systems like the UN Human Rights System, as well as monitoring mechanisms of the European Union.


  • Matt Pollard, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)


  • Nimalka Fernando, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
  • Barbara Lochbihler, Member of European Parliament
  • Ratinam Dayabaran, Jaffna Press Club
  • Kumuduni Wijeyawardhana, Lanka News Web – Diriliya Women Organisation
  • Faaiz Ameer, Lawyer, civil and political rights activists