Sri Lanka

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 ]

HRC33 Oral Statement Delivered during the Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances
16 September 2016 11:17 am

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced Disappearances and the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery Oral Statement Delivered by Arulvathana Stephen Sunthararaj (Wife of disappeared Sri Lankan human rights defender Stephen Sunthararaj) On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

New INFORM Report – Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka (17 August 2015 – 17 August 2016)
19 August 2016 5:37 pm

INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, a FORUM-ASIA member organisation from Sri Lanka, published a new report on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka. The report, entitled ‘Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka (17 August 2015 – 17 August 2016)‘, assesses human rights developments and trends in Sri Lanka over the last year. The report [ Read more ]

‘Activism Can Only Be Learnt the Hard Way’ – Interview with Ruki Fernando, Advisor INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre
3 August 2016 11:13 am

In January 2016 FORUM-ASIA elected a new Executive Committee. Over the last months, through interviews like the following one, we have introduced the different individual human rights defenders to you who will be part of the Committee for the coming three years. This time we talked to Ruki Fernando, from Sri Lanka, who is a [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law & Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Events Held in June 2016
4 July 2016 2:40 pm

1.Launch of the web page on ‘Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka’ Based on the documentation of successfully prosecuted cases related to bribery and corruption LST launched a web page on ‘Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka’ on 29th June 2016. The issue of corruption seems almost endemic to Sri Lanka. The giving and taking of bribes from the [ Read more ]

HRC32 Side Event – Accountability and Good Governance in Sri Lanka
22 June 2016 11:32 am

HRC32 Joint Open Letter on Sri Lanka to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
21 June 2016 10:42 am

To: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Dear High Commissioner, Subject: Open letter on the oral update on Sri Lanka at the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council We write to you ahead of your oral update to the UN Human Rights Council on Sri Lanka. October 1, 2015 marked an important [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Recognizing the Struggle: State’s responsibility towards the Families of the Missing in Sri Lanka
17 March 2016 3:48 pm

Sri Lanka has a long history of enforced disappearances dating back to the 1970s yet no legislation has been put in place criminalizing the act or towards protecting the rights of the families of the disappeared. No Commission has been successful in providing the answers the families have been looking for. Almost all of them [ Read more ]

HRC30 Oral Statement – Interactive Dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence and the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances
18 September 2015 4:42 pm

30th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence, Pablo de Greiff and the Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances Joint oral statement by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Pax Romana, [ Read more ]