At the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council


XXIV Session of the Human Rights Council

9 to 27 September 2013

  • For details on the Human Rights situation in the Occupied Palestine Territory, Including East Jerusalem, see [upload pdf]


  • Introduction to country reports of the Secretary-General and of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:
    • Oral Update on Human Rights Council resolution 22/1 entitled Promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka”, by Ms. Flavia Pansieri, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, on behalf of the High Commissioner

    • “The High Commissioner also followed up on a number of other human rights concerns expressed by the Human Rights Council. She was particularly alarmed at the recent surge in incitement of hatred and violence against religious minorities, including attacks on churches and mosques, and the lack of swift action against the perpetrators. The Minister of National Languages and Social Integration has proposed new legislation on hate speech, and OHCHR stands ready to assist in this area. A visit by the Independent Expert on Minorities would also be helpful, and we hope that this can happen as soon as possible.” For full statement see


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