Women’s rights are human rights. Sri Lanka was committed to ensure gender equality many decades before it became a state party to the UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Women together with men received the rights of franchise in 1931, along with the right to become a Member of Parliament. The present constitution of Sri Lanka guarantees equal rights to all citizens without discrimination Read More>>
A discussion was held between HRCSL and Civil Society groups named Heart to Heart and Equal Ground which is working on LGBTI Rights. It was held on 22nd May 2015 at HRCSL Head office Auditorium. During this discussion they pointed out their challenges and Issues. Very specially they emphasized Transgenders’ right to identity, non discrimination and dignity. HRCSL also expressed concerns on Legal and procedural issues relating to Transgender’s Legal Read More>>
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has taken action to publish the Annual Report of 2014 (English version). The report includes activities carried out by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka for the year 2014 in protecting, promoting and monitoring human rights. Download
During the period of the Presidential election 2015, it has been reported to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that when permission is sought in to hold meetings at specific places within the purview of the local government authorities certain political parties have been given favoured treatment and others have been deprived of this right on the basis that such places have been reserved for other activities not related to the election process.