Beyond lawful constraints : Sri Lanka’s mass detention of LTTE suspects

Although the conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in 2009, thousands of individuals are still detained without charge or trial.  

“Beyond Lawful Constraints: Sri Lanka’s Mass Detention of LTTE Suspects” addresses the human rights concerns arising from the world’s largest mass detention of persons held in connection with an internal armed conflict. The ICJ is concerned that the GoSL’s “surrendee” and “rehabilitation” regime fails to adhere to international law and standards, amounting to an arbitrary deprivation of liberty and denial of the right to a fair trial.

Sri Lanka-mass detention LTTE-analysis brief-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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