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Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses

Headline Title:  Commonwealth giving Sri Lanka carte blanche for human rights abuses 27 September 2013 Sri Lanka’s disturbing human rights record means it should be barred from hosting a key Commonwealth summit in November or chairing the organization, Amnesty International said ahead of a key meeting of Commonwealth foreign ministers today.The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group - made up of foreign ministers and Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, who gather to address violations of the Commonwealth’s fundamental values, including human rights - is meeting in New York today.“Today’s…

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