Shiranis security withdrawn

He said the former CJ had also not lodged a complaint with the police saying she was under threat. The police spokesman added that all former Chief Justices had not been provided with police security. Report by Indika Sri Aravinda Bandaranayake had on Tuesday said she feared for her life and was forced to quit her official residence because of the threat of violence. The AFP news agency quoted her as telling reporters from her car as she drove away from the Colombo residence that she also feared for the safety of her husband and son.“My life is in danger. The lives of all three of us are in danger,” she said. “I wasn’t even allowed to say my goodbyes to the people whom I worked with at the Supreme Court for over 16 years,” she said. The police security provided to former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake has been withdrawn despite her claims that her life is under threat.Police spokesman SSP Priyashantha Jayakody said that Bandaranayake was now an ordinary citizen and as such her police security including a police post outside her private residence had been withdrawn. read more

Security Council urges action against human trafficking sexual abuse by ISIL and

Yury Fedotov (shown on screens), Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), briefs the Security Council via video teleconference during its meeting on human trafficking in situations of conflict. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson greets Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith and a victim of abduction and torture by the terrorist group Islamic State, as Ambassador Samantha Power (second left) looks on. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Ambassador Samantha Power of the USA and Council President for December, greets Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith and a victim of abduction and torture by the terrorist group Islamic State, at the meeting. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Nadia Murad Basee Taha (second left), a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith and a victim of abduction and torture by the terrorist group Islamic State, at the Security Council meeting on human trafficking in situations of conflict. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas “The Security Council notes the particular impact that trafficking in persons in situations of armed conflict has on women and children, including increasing their vulnerability to sexual and gender based violence,” the 15-member body said in a Presidential Statement adopted during a discussion on human trafficking in situations of conflict.It referred specifically to ISIL’s trafficking in Yazidis and its abuse of international humanitarian law and human rights, as well as such violations by the LRA in central Africa and the Nigerian-based Islamist Boko Haram group “for the purpose of sexual slavery, sexual exploitation and forced labour,” saying such actions in armed conflict may constitute war crimes.“Let us first be clear what we are discussing today: human trafficking is slavery in the modern age,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the Council. “Slavery is not just a past abomination. Millions of people are living as slaves or in slave-like conditions as we speak today, in the year 2015.“Most of those trafficked are vulnerable women and children deceived or abducted into a life of suffering, exploitation, torture and servitude. This ruthless practice has become a global industry and it must be stopped,” he said, also noting that thousands of men and boys have been forcibly conscripted by the LRA.“There are more people displaced today than at any time since the Second World War. Millions more are caught up in conflict, unable to flee. These human beings are exposed to a wide range of human rights violations, not least trafficking. They are sold, they are trafficked for sexual enslavement, for prostitution, for illegal adoption, for slave labour, for criminality or recruitment as child soldiers.” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson addresses the Security Council meeting on human trafficking in situations of conflict. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas ‹ ›The Council statement called on Member States to fully implement all relevant resolutions, to improve implementation of applicable legal obligations to criminalize, prevent, and otherwise combat trafficking in persons, and to ratify the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.“Horrifying tales have emerged of how women and children are treated in captivity,” Mr. Eliasson continued, stressing that their ordeal does not end once they are freed. “Even when captivity ends, suffering continues. Indeed, the scars of such violence last a lifetime.” “Victims, fortunate enough to be freed, need assistance to regain their rights and dignity to reintegrate into society. They must be given a chance to take back their lives and build new futures,” he added, urging Member States and others, to contribute to UN Trust Fund for the Victims of Trafficking in Persons. A wide view of the Security Council meeting on human trafficking in situations of conflict. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas ick Grono, CEO of the Freedom Fund, addresses the Security Council meeting on human trafficking in situations of conflict. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 21-year-old Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith and a victim of abduction and torture by the terrorist group Islamic State, during the Security Council meeting on human trafficking in situations of conflict. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas read more