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>>

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 IT will be given preference.  Those who can demonstrate an active 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

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka calls for applications to the posts of Inquiring Officer and Project Assistant (Contract basis).   Recruitments

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka presented its proposals on constitutional reform to the Hon. Prime Minister, Hon. Speaker and the Public Representations Committee on Constitutional Reform. The proposals were presented in March, 2016. The need to release the proposals in three languages caused an undue delay for which HRCSL apologizes to the public. Download Report

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued Directives to be followed by designated officials arresting persons under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No 48 of 1979 (PTA). These Directives are being issued to ensure the fundamental rights of persons arrested or detained are respected and protected, and such persons are treated humanely. The Directives are based on the Directives on Arrest and Detention issued by Read More>>

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