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Sri Lanka: Legal Professionals’ Awareness Workshop on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Equality held

A lack of awareness among legal practitioners about sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) and how colonial era laws negatively affect equality in Sri Lanka is one of the main reasons for challenges in access to justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals, said participants at a […]

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Sri Lanka: Rights Groups Urge Strong UN Resolution

The United Nations Human Rights Council should adopt a strong resolution on Sri Lanka that strengthens current UN mandates on accountability for crimes under international law and monitors the country’s deteriorating human rights situation, four international human rights organizations said in a letter to Council member states published today. The resolution should also call upon […]

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Sri Lanka: End government crackdown on peaceful protestors

The International Commission of Jurists is part of a group of 13 organizations that have issued a joint statement condemning the Sri Lankan authorities’ violent crackdown and increasing reprisals against peaceful protesters in Sri Lanka. This includes arrests, intimidation and the brutal attack on the protest camp in Colombo on 22 July 2022. The Sri […]

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Sri Lanka: Immediately Revoke Emergency Regulations

The Sri Lankan government must immediately revoke emergency regulations that once again, and contrary to international law, grant abusively extensive powers of search, detention, prosecution and punishment to the security forces, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. (more…)

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