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

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