The theme of year 2013 to mark the International Day of Disabled persons “Open Doors for an inclusive society and development for all is an opportunity to take concrete steps to break down barriers to social participation of disabled persons”.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as the Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention of the peoples of the world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the first global enunciation of Human Rights, which was adopted on 10th December 1948 as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The declaration consists of a preamble and 30 articles, setting out a Read More>>
We celebrate international day for the elimination of violence against women in an era of shocking crimes of violence against women and girls. Look around at the women you are with. Many of them have suffered violence in their lifetime.
Newly established HRCSL Mobile office at Puttalam will be officially declared opened on 23rd October 2013.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka decided to call a meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Education and 35 other relevant Educational/Psychosocial authorities to obtain their views/opinions with regard to the controversial situation that has arisen upon the decision taken to issue Grade 5 Scholarship results on International Children’s Day in future.
A survey of the Human Rights Commission revealed the fact that there was no structured modality to collect information about Institutionalised Children.
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.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, recognizing the right of every citizen to vote, to freely engage in political activities and the right to free and fair elections under the Constitution of Sri Lanka (1978) and international human rights norms, adopted the following guidelines to be observed by all police officers during the run-up to the election, on the day of the election and the period immediately after the election
Four digits Hotline 1996 is open to the general public for their convenience and to inform of any urgent complaints to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka was established in the year 1996 and therefore this number was selected.
Wide publicity was given recently through newspapers and the media recently into an incident related to drinking water in a large number of villages including Rathupaswala in Weliveriya. It was reported that water in the wells of these villages was found to contain high levels of acid or toxic chemicals, that even though the villagers complied to the relevant authorities, no action was taken by them, that a public demonstration Read More>>