The issue of international monitoring in Sri Lanka is a current topic in the country as the governement asked in 2016 its reintegration in the GSP+ Programm. The GSP+ is an European Union mechanism. GSP is an acronym for Generalized System of Preferences and can shortly be defined as a partnership between the European Union and some choosen developing or least developed countries.
Islamic Republic of Mauritania (5’)
At its closure, the 33rd HRC focused on conflict zones and situations where freedom of speech is not allowed. The war in Yemen was the main topic of this session because of a lot of NGOs, specialists and UN Rapporteurs tried to raise awareness on this critical situation. They asked to stop attacks on civilian and to ensure humanitarian access.
News from the terrorism and counterterrorism fronts has been grim of late. Extremists—with or without the support of armed groups—have staged a horrific run of attacks on the general population.
Human smuggling and human trafficking