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All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. / No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. / No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. / No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. / Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. / Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association. / Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. / Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country. States Parties shall respect the right of the child to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. / States Parties recognize the rights of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful Assembly. / States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development. / Make higher education accessible to all on the basis of capacity by every appropriate means; / Recognize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka played an active role to ensure a free, fair and impartial election in the past presidential election hold on 8th January 2015. Human Rights Commission dealt with government officers, members of civil societies and Election Monitors to help the people of the country to choose their representative or first citizen of the country according to their own choice.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka decided to setup a special secretariat to prevent election related fundamental rights violations while casting votes. The secretariat will consist of a Commissioner, the Secretary and a few senior officers of the Commission. This special body will function until 4.00 p.m. of the Election Day – 8th January 2015.

Labour Ministry fulfilled HRCSL recommendation on voting right of Private Sector employees in Sri Lanka

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has taken steps to ensure the voting rights of all the private sector employees in Sri Lanka. This action was taken by the Commission based on a discussion held on 22nd December 2014 with the Commissioner of Elections, Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations and the Commissioner General of Labour. As a result of the discussion the Commissioner of Elections Read More>>

A directive has been issued to all public officers of Sri Lanka on the Presidential election 2015 by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The main intention of this directive is to ensure that the upcoming presidential election of Sri Lanka 2015 will be free and fair and a reflection of the view of people of the country without any pressure being brought upon them. Human Rights Commission of Read More>>

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