SRI LANKA: “ONLY JUSTICE CAN HEAL OUR WOUNDS”: LISTENING TO THE DEMANDS OF FAMILIES OF THE DISAPPEARED IN SRI LANKA

In Sri Lanka, Enforced Disappearance has touched every community – spanning time, geography, ethnicity, religion, and class. There has been virtually no accountability for these grievous crimes. Despite daunting obstacles, family members of the disappeared have persisted in their efforts to seek remedies for the harms they have endured. This…

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Sri Lanka: criminal justice reform needed to overcome challenges to accountability for human rights violations

Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system must undergo serious reform in line with international human rights standards in order to provide justice for victims of human rights abuses, the ICJ said in a discussion paper released today. In a discussion paper titled Challenges to Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Sri…

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Human Rights Watch slams Lankan delegation for dodging women’s rights issues

Human Rights Watch has accused the  Sri Lanka delegation which appeared before the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee), of being  incapable or unwilling to address any issues of substance regarding women’s rights: discriminatory marriage laws, land and livelihood concerns, and strengthening laws that protect women. Extract…

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