INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS’ SUBMISSION TO THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF SRI LANKA 2017.

  SUBMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS TO THE UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW OF SRI LANKA ”Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International Commission of Jurists promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law, by using its unique legal expertise to develop and strengthen national and international justice systems. Established in 1952, in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council since 1957, and active on the five continents, the ICJ aims to ensure the progressive development and effective implementation…

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JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT From the Sri Lankan NGO Collective to the Committee Against Torture

”2.1 A protracted civil war of 26 years between government forces and the LTTE inflicted devastating consequences at a human, social, and institutional level. In May 2009, a military victory declared by the Sri Lankan Government saw the end of the war”. ”2.3 In September 2010, constitutional reform was rushed through Parliament (18th Amendment to the Constitution), which among other things, effectively removed the two term limit on the Executive Presidency, thereby solidifying the president’s power over the Attorney-General, judiciary and various “independent” commissions. The president was conferred unfettered powers…

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Juan E. Méndez A/HRC/19/61/Add.3

This document contains information provided by States, and other stakeholders, including National Human Rights Institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), relating to the follow-up measures to the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur and his predecessors made after conducting country visits. In paragraph 5 d) of its resolution 16/23 on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of March 2011, the Human Rights Council urged States ―To ensure appropriate follow-up to the recommendations and conclusions of the Special Rapporteur.‖ The report submitted to the fifty-ninth session of the Commission…

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SRI LANKA BULLETIN: RECENT REPORTS ON TORTURE AND ILL-TREATMENT 2011

This Country of Origin Information (COI) Bulletin has been produced by the COI Service, United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), for use by officials involved in the asylum/human rights determination process, The Bulletin brings to the attention of decision makers a number of reports released between September and November 2011 which  document torture and other forms of ill treatment in Sri Lanka. It provides a selection of extracts from the sources as a guide to the general content of the reports, with a focus on events in 2011. However the Bulletin…

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එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ වධහිංසා කමිටුවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව ඉදිරිපත් කළ සංක්ෂිප්ත වාර්තාව. (2011) ඇම්නේස්ටි ඉන්ටර්නැෂනල් සංවිධානය

මෙම සංක්ෂිප්ත වාර්තාව වදහිංසාවට හෝ කෲර අමානුෂික පහත් සැලකිල්ලට, දඩුවමට හෝ භාජනය කිරීමට එරෙහි සම්මුතිය පිලිබද කමිටුවෙහි තෙවන හා සතරවන කමිටු රැස්වීමට පෙර එකී කමිටුව වෙත ඉදිරිපත් කරන ලදි. මෙම වාර්තාව මගින් ඇම්නේස්ටි ඉන්ටර්නැෂනල් සංවිධානය නිරන්තරයෙන් ම අවධාරණය කරන පරිදි හදිසි නීති රෙගුලාසි හා ත්‍රස්තවාදය වැලැක්වීමේ පනත යටතේ මෙන්ම පෞද්ගලික ආරවුල් මත අත්තඩංගුවට ගෙන වධහිංසා පමුණුවනු ලැබූ තැනැත්තන් පිළිබදව සාධක ඉදරිපත් කොට ඇත. මූලිකවම මෙම වර්තාව විසින් ඉහත කී වදහිංසා වැලැක්වීමේ සම්මුතියහි අඩංගු වගන්ති ආශ්‍රයෙන් ලංකාවේ වගවීමේ ප්‍රගතිය ඇගයීමට ලක්කොට ඇත. සම්පූර්ණ වාර්තාම මෙතැනින්

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JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT from the Sri Lankan NGO Collective to the Committee Against Torture in 2011

JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT from the Sri Lankan NGO Collective submitted to the UN  Committee Against Torture in 2011. This joint report is submitted to the Committee against Torture (“the Committee”) in response to the Committee’s list of issues to be considered during the examination of the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Sri Lanka (CAT/C/LKA/3-4). Read full Report here>>

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JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT from the Sri Lankan NGO Collective to the Committee Against Torture 2011

This joint report is submitted to the Committee against Torture (“the Committee”) in response to the Committee’s list of issues to be considered during the examination of the combined third and fourth periodic reports of Sri Lanka (CAT/C/LKA/3-4). JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT from the Sri Lankan NGO Collective  submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture in 2011. Read full Report here>>

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