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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. / No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. / No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. / No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. / Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. / Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association. / Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. / Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country. States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. / States Parties recognize the rights of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful Assembly. / States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. / Make higher education accessible to all on the basis of capacity by every appropriate means; / Recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

The 2015 Presidential election is due to take place on 8th January 2015 and propaganda activities in that connection are being conducted at present. It has been reported to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that some political party candidates have been denied the opportunity to use certain places, grounds and halls within the control of local government authorities.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka discussed with Election Commissioner on Presidential Election – 2015

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) met Election Commissioner on 11th December 2014 at the head office of the Commission. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the present situation relating to the Presidential Election – 2015 and to identify issues and challenges which arise in conducting a Free and Fair election.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed  10th December as the Human Rights day in 1950, to draw the attention of people of the world  to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all people and all the nations. This year the UN theme for the human rights Day is “Human Rights 365”. “Human Rights 365” encompasses the idea that everyday is Human Rights Day. This Read More>>

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) met the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat and his team on 28th October 2014 during his official visit to Sri Lanka.

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