The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) has accredited Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) ‘A’ status, the HRCSL announced.
HRCSL Commissioner Ambika Sathkunanadan announced on Twitter that HTRCSL has been re-accredited with ‘A’ status by Global Alliance of NHRIs.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulating the HRCSL said the Government will continue to support the important and challenging mandate of the Commission in safeguarding, promoting and protecting the human rights of all citizens.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka is an independent Commission, which was set up to promote and protect human rights in the country.
The GANHRI accredits ‘A’ status to Member national human rights institutions (NHRIs) which are in full compliance with the United Nations Paris Principles, which provide the international benchmarks against which NHRIs can be accredited.
NHRIs with ‘A’ status are entitled to become voting members and to hold governance positions in GANHRI.