EU May End Sri Lanka Trade Regime Over Human Rights

Law360, New York (October 19, 2009, 2:13 PM EDT) -- The European Union is poised to remove Sri Lanka from a preferential trading regime that spared Sri Lankan exporters over $100 million in tariffs in 2008, after discovering massive abuses of human rights in the country since the end of its long, bloody civil war earlier this year.

A European Commission report released Monday found “significant shortcomings” in implementing the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture and the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the Sri Lankan government. The...
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