Sri Lanka

HRC35 Side Event: Freedom of Expression in South Asia
13 June 2017 6:34 pm

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Time: 11:00-12:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Freedom of expression continues to be under threat in South Asia. Restrictive legislation, criminal defamation, abduction, digital surveillance, killings and threats from rising extremism are some of the trends that plagued have freedom of expression in South Asia. The side event will [ Read more ]

From our Member Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice
9 June 2017 5:49 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Law & Society Trust published a report: The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice. This report seeks to place criminal justice reforms at the center of ongoing transitional justice debates and discussions in Sri Lanka.   It argues that it is dangerous to discuss criminal accountability and the special [ Read more ]

From our Member Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – New Commentary ‘Biting the Bullet – Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-War Sri Lanka’
9 May 2017 11:30 am

Law and Society Trust published a new commentary, ‘Biting the Bullet – Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-War Sri Lanka’. The commentary focuses on the post-war legacy of links between private companies or private capital, both investment and philanthropic, and the military in Sri Lanka. In considering these relatively under-explored dimensions of militarisation, it underlines that [ Read more ]

HRC34 Oral Statement on the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka
23 March 2017 11:42 am

34th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: The report of the High Commissioner on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka – Interactive Dialogue Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 22 March 2017 Mr President we [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event: Why International Monitoring Matters – Human Rights Implementation in Sri Lanka
21 March 2017 2:33 pm

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Venue: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International and International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) are organising a side event on the importance of international human rights monitoring mechanisms, specially in the [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Report of Consultation Task Force and Human Rights Challenges in Sri Lanka
16 March 2017 11:10 am

Date: Monday 20 March 2017 Time: 15:00 – 17:00 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International, Human Rights Watch, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group International are organising a side event on the human rights challenges in Sri Lanka. The [ Read more ]

From Our Member, Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – LST Review – Queering the Law
2 March 2017 5:32 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member Law and Society Trust (LST) published its joint issue for December 2016 (Vol 27 – Issue 341), and is dedicated to the memory of Priyadarshini Thangarajah (1982-2015), a feminist researcher, activist and lawyer. ‘Exploring a question that informed Priya’s intellectual and activist journey, this Joint Issue inspired by queer theory aims to problematize [ Read more ]

CSO UPR Submission Workshop in Sri Lanka
16 February 2017 10:54 am

On 16-17 February 2016 FORUM-ASIA will participate in a workshop in Sri Lanka organised by UPR-Info, INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre – a long-time member of FORUM-ASIA – and the National Fisheries Solidarity Organisation that aims to ensure all sectors of the national civil society are equipped to utilise the opportunities provided by the upcoming [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
26 September 2016 11:14 am

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow up to and implementation of Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 26 September 2016   Mr. President, we note the two [ Read more ]

HRC33 Side Event – Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka
19 September 2016 11:32 am

The side event to the 33rd Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, ‘Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka’, is co-organised by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International, the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR). The event will identify [ Read more ]