Colombo Telegraph

Human Rights Commission Gets An ‘A’ From GANHRI

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) has accorded the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) an ‘A’ status.

Applications for re-accreditation to ‘A’ status have been unsuccessful in 2007 and 2009 according to a media release issued by HRCSL

GANHRI assesses compliance with the Paris Principles of 1993 when according such ‘grades’ in particular the level of political independence that a national institution has, both in law and practice.

The full statement issued by HRCSL is as follows:

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