Queen signs Commonwealth charter after missing earlier engagement due to illness
Geoffrey Robertson QC (Human Rights Lawyer) interview SOT
- (It would be obscene if the Queen as) leader of Commonwealth went to shake hands with President Rajapaksa and his family, who are in various ministries, because that would send a signal that you can sack judges whenever they make an inconvenient decision/ it would send a signal of a royal seal of approval/ It's exactly the propaganda coup that these people want.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind (former Foreign Secretary) interview SOT
- frankly against that background, to have the heads of the Commonwealth Heads of Governent Meeting at this moment in time in Sri Lanka, I dont want to exaggerate, but it would be a bit like at the height of the apartheid controversy when South Africa was still a member of the Commonwealth having a Head of Government meeting in Pretoria
Commonwealth flags flying in Parliament Square with Houses of Parliament in background
Big Ben (St Stephen's Tower) with Union Jack flags flying in foreground
Reporter to camera
Sri Lankan flag (flying alongside other Commonwealth flags)
Peter Kellner (Chair, Royal Commonwealth Society) interview SOT
- if the Commonwealth is to stand for anything in the world it must be democracy and human rights
Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma ignores reporter's question about Sri Lanka's hosting of CHOGN as he enters building for unidentified function
Doctor Chris Noni (Sri Lanka High Commissioner to UK) doorstep interview as arriving (in evening dress) for unidentified function SOT
- we welcome everyone to Sri Lanka - a wonderful opportunity for everyone to make and objective, impartial analysis of the wonderful reconciliation programme that is taking place in the country/ (questioned about Sri Lankan human rights record) I think it is only you who disagree with us
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