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Sri Lanka: Government introduces new anti-terrorism regulations

On 6 December, the Sri Lankan Cabinet promulgated new emergency regulations on counter-terrorism. The regulations broadly define terrorist acts. The regulations have been criticized as having resulted in self-censorship by journalists reporting on issues related to terrorism.  A requirement that the Government approve any dealings with persons or groups that may be engaged in terrorist activities has raised concerns amongst humanitarian and human rights NGOs working in the conflict areas.

Emergency Regulations Government Statement ICJ Statement