UN Underscores Importance of Protection, Promotion of Human Rights

un   Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in New York on 17 March 2014  that theUnited Nations (UN) has noted the arrest of two human rights activists in Sri Lanka and recalled Sri Lanka’s obligations towards the protection of human rights.

The Spokesperson said that the United Nations is are aware of the reports on being questioned about the reported arrest of two human rights activists in Sri Lanka. He recalled that the Secretary-General and the President of Sri Lanka in their 2009 joint statement emphasized the importance of protection and promotion of human rights in keeping with international human rights standards and Sri Lanka’s international obligation.

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