Region and country Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: UN Human Rights Committee expresses concern, urges reforms to protect independence of the Judiciary

The UN Human Rights Committee today emphasized the need for Sri Lanka to take legislative and other measures to address concerns for the independence of the judiciary in the country.

October 30, 2014

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/LKA/CO/5, 27 October 2014: Sri Lanka

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Non-discrimination 8. While noting the confirmation of the State party that article 12 of its Constitution prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Committee remains concerned at the continued applicability of Penal Code sections 365, 365A and 399 to criminalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, […]

ICJ submission on Sri Lanka to the Human Rights Committee

The ICJ has submitted information to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its examination of Sri Lanka’s fifth periodic report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

September 12, 2014

Sri Lanka: no reprisals for cooperation with the UN

The ICJ and other leading NGOs have called on the President and member states of the Human Rights Council, as well as the government of Sri Lanka, to take action to ensure no-one faces reprisals for cooperating with the United Nations.

August 26, 2014

UN investigation offers hope to victims in Sri Lanka

The UN Human Rights Council resolution to establish an international investigation into allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed by both sides in Sri Lanka’s civil war gives hope to tens of thousands of victims who continue to be denied truth and justice.

March 27, 2014

Sri Lanka: the need for an international inquiry

The ICJ emphasised the need for an international inquiry to monitor and investigate human rights violations in Sri Lanka, during discussion at the UN Human Rights Council.

March 26, 2014