Imadr Asia Committee
No. 1149A, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

The Constitution, the Judiciary, and Citizens

Sri Lanka’s political crisis has now come before the courts –the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal – for arbitration. Each side engaged in the ongoing power struggle obviously expects the judiciary to rule in its favour. Yet, there is a third party, a silent party, to this litigation that is not represented by counsel. That party are the citizens, ‘rightful masters’ of the executive, parliament and the judiciary, according to Articles 3 and 4 of the constitution, which will no doubt be cited in these cases quite fervently by the lawyers on behalf of their clients. Citizens can...

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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTION -2018 GUIDELINES TO POLICE OFFICERS The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, recognizing the right of every citizen to vote, to freely engage in political activities and the right to free and fair elections under the Constitution of Sri Lanka (1978) and international human rights norms, adopted thefollowing guidelines to be observed by all Police Officers during the run-up to the election, on the day of the election and the period immediately after the election. Guidelines to Police Officers English   Guidelines to Police Officers Sinhala   Guidelines to Police Officers Tamil

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“Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Asian Perspective”

A group of civil society representatives and victims of issues related to abuses of human rights in Sri Lanka are participating in a two day workshop held at Berjaya hotel in Colombo titled "Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka: Asian Perspective" organized by Asian Democracy Network and supported by IMADR AC and other civil society organizations in Sri Lanka. The audience represents around 60 from Sri Lanka and other South Asian Countries. In the first day during the morning session, Hon. Mano Ganeshan (Minister of Official Languages and National Dialogue) and Dr Pakiyasothi Sarawanamuththu addressed the audience to outline the nature...

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CERD 95th Session Summary Report

On the 11th of May, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) concluded its 95th session. At the session, the CERD adopted concluding observations on Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. *Recommendations with asterisks [*] are one-year follow-up recommendations. Concluding observations, reports of the State parties and other stakeholders are available at treatybodyexternalSessionDetails. You can also watch the video archives of the public meetings with the States parties at UN Web http://webtv.un.org/…/committee-on-the-elimin…/95th-session/ The Committee adopted a decision on the Philippines and a statement on Israel under its Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedure.

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Global human rights protection system

NGOs’ call to enhance global human rights protection systemThe NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies (TB-Net), which IMADR is a founding member, made a joint written submission to the 30th meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The submission sought to promote good practices across different UN human rights treaty bodies in order to increase their impacts including rights holders’ accessibility to the treaty body system.https://wordpress.com/page/imadrac.wordpress.com/615

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