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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.

In 2013, the HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) invited the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka to work in partnership to make an assessment domestically implemented programmes focusing on five (05) thematic areas and agreed to fund the project.

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) will meet members of the Commission of inquiry to investigate alleged abduction or disappearances of persons resident in the North and East on 9th October 2014 at the Head Office of Human Rights Commission.

Death of Thusitha Samarasekera, Director – Monitoring & Review, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka mourns the loss of Miss Thusitha Samarasekera Attorney-at-Law, Director (Monitoring & Review) of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, who died in a vehicle accident on her way back to Colombo after Uva Provincial Council Election monitoring duty on 21st September 2014.

Provincial Council Elections – 2014  Vote is your Right

To ensure a free and fair election the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka will monitor whether the actions of government officials during the provincial council election process are in accordance with laws pertaining to elections and relevant laws and procedures in the country.

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