ICJ releases briefing paper on Sri Lankan emergency laws and international standards

\Overbroad and vague emergency laws fail to meet basic human rights and criminal justice safeguards, and in some cases grant immunity from prosecution, the ICJ said in a new 47-page analysis brief.

The ICJ called upon the Government of Sri Lanka to initiate a wholesale review of the existing framework of emergency and counter-terrorism laws.

SriLanka-emergencylaws-advocacy-analysis brief 2009 (full text, PDF)


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