Sri Lanka

HRC36 Oral Statement on Human Rights Situations in Several Asian Countries
13 September 2017 10:43 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2 General Debate: Oral Update by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Oral Update by the UN [ Read more ]

From our Member, Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – New Paper on Prosecuting War-Related Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka
7 August 2017 12:04 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Law & Society Trust published a new paper: Prosecuting War-Related Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka. The paper draws on feminist perspectives of these questions and contestations to highlight some of the challenges for feminist activism in relation to prosecuting such crimes against women through a judicial mechanism in Sri [ Read more ]

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 ]