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Sri Lanka: Protecting transgender persons: Going beyond rule by circular

An opinion piece by Mathuri Thamilmaran, National Legal Advisor – Sri Lanka at the International Commission of Jurists Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in Sri Lanka have too often been subjected to discrimination, abuse, violence and harassment in violation of their human rights. Throughout the years research reports have continuously identified the […]

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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: 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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