As a nation we have failed to Deliver Justice to the Disappeared: Visakesa Chandrasekaram
Human rights issues related to enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka still continue. The grievances and the anxieties of those loved ones of the disappeared due to the ‘88-89 insurgency and the three-decade-long separatist war exist to this day.
Read More >> (2020-09-16)
President pardon for the inmates jailed for minor offenses…
he Government had decided to grant Presidential pardon to prisoners imprisoned for minor offenses.Prison Headquarters said, a general pardon will be granted to prisoners who are unable to pay fines and bails.
Read More >> (2020-09-04)
Civil Society Organizations Call for the Draft Law on Public Order to be Immediately Discarded - FORUM-ASIA
Phnom Penh, 13 August 2020 – We, the undersigned national and international organizations and communities, call on the Royal Government of Cambodia (“RGC”) to immediately discard the repressive draft Law on Public Order and uphold its obligations under international human rights law. The draft law contains an extensive array of provisions that effectively criminalize the legitimate everyday activities of many within the Kingdom of Cambodia (“Cambodia”), in violation of their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly and other protected human rights. If enacted, the draft law will become yet another piece of repressive legislation in a legal framework that severely undermines human rights.
Read More >> (2020-08-19)
Human Rights Commission chairperson Deepika Udagama resigns
Dr. Deepika Udagama, Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has submitted her resignation letter to the Constitutional Council and it has been accepted by the Constitutional Council, according to Parliament media section.
Read More >> (2020-08-04)
HRCSL issues Guidelines to Police Officers on Parliamentary Election 2020
Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has issued Guidelines to Police Officers on Parliamentary General Election 2020, which have been sent to the Acting Inspector General of Police.
Read More >> (2020-07-23)
Cyber bullying prevents women from public positions – Harini Amarasuriya
Harini Amarasuriya is a national list nominee of the National People’s Power (NPP). A renowned academic, she began her activism in 2011 with the Federation of University Teachers Association and has been a vocal supporter of the NPP.
Read More >> (2020-07-20)
Alleged torture, illegal arrest and detention of Liyanage Pasindu Yasantha Perera by some officers of Kalutara District Crime Division
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is bringing to your notice this case of alleged torture, illegal arrest and detention of Liyanage Pasindu Yasantha Perera by some officers of Kalutara District Crime Division
Read More >> (2020-07-17)
Not wealthy and subordinate people were often ill-treated by the Police : Ambika Satkunanathan
he murder of George Floyd in the United States has in the past week resulted in a renewed focus on police violence, torture, brutality and impunity.
Read More >> (2020-07-15)
Murder in the Mahara Prison…
The wattala Magistrate has ordered to Ragama Police to take actions to protect Bandula Liyanarachchi, who is the eyewitnesses of the assassination of Isuru kavinda, at the Mahara Prison.
Read More >> (2020-06-25)
Increase of Child abuse complaints up to 8500 NCPA
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said, that there were around 8500 child abuse complaints received last year.
Read More >> (2020-06-22)
Civil Society Media Statement of Presidential Task Force...
Civil society organizations and activists have issued a press release stating that the functioning of the Presidential Task Force established in the recent past should be closely monitored.
Read More >> (2020-06-15)
Sri Lanka warned about rising anti-Muslim hatred
Angered by the rise of anti-Muslim hatred following the COVID-19 outbreak, a group of powerful Islamic countries have urged Sri Lanka to ensure the safety of Muslims in the country.
Read More >> (2020-05-13)
The lives of people in the North who have been tortured by the governments military rule.
Gotabhaya Rajapakse, who served as defense secretary during his brother Mahinda Rajapakses regime, has been accused of disappearances, abductions and war crimes and now launched an attack on journalists since he became president.
Read More >> (2020-05-12)
Statement released by SLCAT on COVID - 19 and Torture, Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading treatment
Sri Lankan Committee Against torture has released a statement regarding the Torture, Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading treatment done by the Sri Lankan police during the Covid – 19 lock down.
Th statement is as follow.
Read More >> (2020-05-10)
A fundamental rights petition to the Supreme Court demanding the nullification of the General Election Gazette.
Attorney-at-Law Charitha Gunaratne has filed a fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court demanding that the Election Commissions gazette notification which is to be postponed to June 20, be violated by the Constitution.
Read More >> (2020-05-06)
Investigations into six policemen’s as a result of drunk and hitting a person
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka started an investigation into a group of police officers accused of inhumanly attacking a house in Jaffna during the curfew. The Human Rights Commission has asked the police headquarters in Jaffna to act against six police officers attached to Vaddukukoddai Police Station who are accused of attacking a 23-year-old fisherman named Mutturasa Kannadasan of Western Arali.
Read More >> (2020-04-28)
Worldwide class rivalry emerges in the wake of the corona pandemic
Corona is currently spreading around the world, virus race, gender, nationality or sexual orientation do not feel that different. However, infection prevention and survivors the opportunity to improve is undoubtedly one of the important points is that wealth.
Read More >> (2020-04-19)
Covid 19- Social Work - Nuwaraeliya District HRFAC
For the past one week, the self-help organization, Sarvodaya Organization and Social Welfare Association of Kotagala has been providing free shelter to the people living in Kotagala and providing dry food items to the families in order to protect the people from coronavirus(covid-19).
Read More >> (2020-04-06)
COVID-19: Measures needed to protect people deprived of liberty, UN torture prevention body says
GENEVA (30 March 2020) - The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has issued detailed advices on a range of actions governments and independent monitoring bodies should take to protect people deprived of their liberty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The public advice provides measures for authorities concerning all places of deprivation of liberty, including prisons, immigration detention facilities, closed refugee camps, and psychiatric hospitals, in order to mitigate the risks to health created by the Coronavirus.
Read More >> (2020-04-01)
Human Rights training program - Kurunegala
The implementation of Human Rights First Aid Centre’s in several districts was started long time ago. Now Right to Life Human Rights Centre taken a step forward to start new First Aid Center’s in some other districts. The first program to raise awareness of the concept was started in Kurunagala District.
Read More >> (2020-03-12)
Progress Review Meeting - Trincomalee
A progress review meeting of Human Rights First Aid Center in Kanthale – Trincomalee district was held on 6th of March 2020. This was discussed about the last year activities, Participation of the defenders in activities and case handlings, documentation and the future works.
Read More >> (2020-03-11)