Region and country Archives: Sri Lanka

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.

March 30, 2017

ICJ submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Sri Lanka

The ICJ submitted information to the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in advance of its review of Sri Lanka under the third cycle of the UPR mechanism during its 28th session in November 2017.

March 30, 2017

UN event: Rights vs Security? Protecting human rights while countering terrorism in South Asia

The ICJ and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan are convening a side event at the UN Human Rights Council, entitled “Rights vs Security? Protecting human rights while countering terrorism in South Asia”.

March 13, 2017

Sri Lanka: implement Task Force recommendations to deliver justice for victims of human rights abuse

The Sri Lankan government must deliver on the clear demand for justice from Sri Lankans nationwide by implementing the Consultation Task Force recommendations without further delay, the ICJ said today.

January 19, 2017

Rohingya in Myanmar; International judges and accountability in Sri Lanka – statement to UN

The ICJ, joined by FIDH, Franciscans International, and IMADR, today delivered a statement to the UN Human Rights Council.

June 29, 2016

Sri Lanka: benchmarks for implementation of UN resolution

The ICJ has joined other leading NGOs in an open letter urging the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to set out clear benchmarks for assessing progress in Sri Lanka’s implementation of the Human Rights Council resolution on accountability and reconciliation.

June 21, 2016