Sri Lanka tells Australia to protect the rights of migrants

asylumSri Lanka has urged Australia to protect the human rights of migrants in accordance with its international commitments.

Speaking during the Universal Periodic Review on Australia at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Sri Lankan delegation expresses appreciation to Australia for its constructive engagement during the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review.

“My delegation takes note of the initiatives taken by the Government of Australia in securing the rights of indigenous persons, by providing constitutional recognition pursuant to the proposed referendum on this matter,” the Sri Lankan delegation said.

Sri Lanka encouraged Australia to continue to promote and protect the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in accordance with its international commitments, particularly its efforts to enhance policies and procedures to protect children in immigration pathways and to promote their welfare.

Sri Lanka also recommended the adoption of the UPR outcome of Australia and wished the Government of Australia success in the implementation of the accepted recommendations. (Colombo Gazette)



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