Region and country Archives: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: ICJ welcomes UN resolution on accountability, urges action

The ICJ today welcomed the adoption by the UN Human Rights Council of a further resolution on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.

October 1, 2015

Sri Lanka: ICJ statement on UN accountability report

The ICJ today delivered an oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council, commenting on the landmark UN investigation and report on violations of human rights and humanitarian law in Sri Lanka.

September 30, 2015

Sri Lanka: concrete benchmarks needed to demonstrate progress on justice and accountability

The ICJ today joined other organisations in urging Sri Lanka and the international community to measure progress against three key tests before September 2015,  to assess the Government’s willingness towards establishing a credible and transparent justice and accountability process.

July 2, 2015

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

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