Too late, the Federal Office of Migration suspends the repatriations to Sri Lanka

The Swiss refugee authorities say deportations of rejected Tamil asylum seekers to Sri Lanka have been temporarily suspended following reports of arrests and after international criticism of the military’s increasing influence on the country’s leadership….

Human Rights NGOs in Switzerland rally against the forced deportation of rejected asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka

In March 2013 a Swiss NGO providing legal assistance to asylum-seekers in Switzerland (ELISA-Asile, http://www.elisa.ch) launched an online petition calling the Swiss asylum authorities to review their country guidance on Sri Lanka and their return…

UN passes resolution against Sri Lanka’s human rights record

The UN’s Human Rights Council has passed a resolution highly critical of Sri Lanka’s record. Its strongest passage voices concern at reports of continuing violations. It expresses concern at reports of enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings,…

High profile politician from Tamil Nadu (India), Mr. Sebastian Seeman arrives in Geneva to push for an independent investigation on human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

The well-known actor, director and politician from Tamil Nadu province in India, arrived yesterday in Geneva in order to push India to take a strong stand against Sri Lanka and support the US-backed resolution at…

Les récents rapports sur la situation des droits humains au Sri Lanka justifient pleinement une suspension immédiate des renvois vers ce pays

Les rapports et les articles de presses qui dénoncent les violences des forces de sécurité (police et militaires) du Sri Lanka à l’encontre de personnes tamoules suspectées d’avoir été membres ou seulement proches de la…