The Human Rights Commission’s letter to the Prime Minister regarding the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure Act depriving suspects of access to lawyers until their statements are recorded. Tamil and Sinhala translations are pending. Letter to The Prime Minister

United Nations Secretary-General’s remarks at event in Sri Lanka on SDG16: Sustaining Peace – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.   https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2016-09-02/secretary-general%E2%80%99s-remarks-event-sri-lanka-sdg16-sustaining-peace-%E2%80%93

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) observes that the public is under a false impression that it is organizing a public march. The Commission wishes to bring to the notice of the general public that the Commission has no connection whatsoever nor bears any responsibility whatsoever for the “reconciliation march” that has been organized in the name of human rights. (Cont.) Download

In 2015 the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) recommended to the Ministry of Health to issue a circular to enable transgender persons to change their sex in their personal documentation, such as the National Identity Card (NIC). Since then the HRCSL had continuous discussions with the Ministry of Health, the Department of Registrar General and civil society regarding the gender certificate which was formulated by the HRCSL to Read More>>

On 22 July 2016 the Human Rights Commission presented its proposals on the public security regime to the Sub-Committee on Law & Order appointed by the Constitutional Assembly in line with its mandate stipulated in the Human Rights Commission Act No 21 of 1996. These proposals expanded on the proposals the Commission made to the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reforms on 9 March 2016. The presentation was followed by a written Read More>>

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has drafted its Strategic Plan for 2016-2019 and invites comments and suggestions from interested parties and citizens. Please send your comments to the Chairperson of the Human Right Commission of Sri Lanka on or before 15 August 2016 (please go to the below link to download the Strategic Plan). By post: Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, No 165, Kynsey Road, Colombo 08, Read More>>

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka commemorated on 30 June 2016 the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 2016 which falls on 26 June on the theme “Stop Torture”. The island wide campaign was launched at the head office of the Human Rights Commission and observed by its ten regional offices as well. The national campaign was launched with a public march which was attended by Read More>>

  HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA INTERNSHIPS – 2016 The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka calls for applications from dynamic undergraduates or recent graduates (or those with equivalent qualifications) who wish to voluntarily support the work of the Commission and obtain training in human rights promotion and protection activities, including research. Applicants with training in law, political science or other areas of social sciences or humanities and also Read More>>

Public statement by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka welcoming the Directions issued by His Excellency the President on Arrest & Detention, and the Commission’s recommendations for future national security legislation. Tamil and Sinhala translations shall be uploaded soon. Download

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