Amnesty International at the hearing by the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Human Rights in South Asia”
On 22 October 2019, Amnesty International testified at the hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Human Rights in South Asia”.
Sri Lanka: The Government Cannot Afford To Fail The Office On Missing Persons
Amid the furore around the Joint Opposition’s political mobilisation last month, a key event was overlooked. The Office on Missing Persons (OMP), a key body, empowered to search for and trace people who were disappeared during Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long internal conflict, submitted its interim report – with key recommendations, to President Maithripala Sirisena.
South Asia: Truth and justice still elusive for thousands of victims of enforced disappearance
As the world marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, Amnesty International calls on governments across South Asia to deliver long overdue truth, justice and reparations to the families of thousands of people who have been forcibly disappeared, some of them decades ago.
Sri Lanka: State of emergency must respect human rights
A state of emergency has been declared after two incidents of serious violence against members of the country’s Muslim minority. On 5 March, a mob set homes, shops and a mosque ablaze in the Digana area of Kandy, in central Sri Lanka.
State-sponsored hate spurs new era of social activism
The world is reaping the terrifying consequences of hate-filled rhetoric that threatens to normalize massive discrimination against marginalized groups, Amnesty International warned today as it launched its annual assessment of human rights.
Justice In Sri Lanka
Victims of human rights violations in Sri Lanka have been denied access to justice.
Victims of human rights violations in Sri Lanka have been denied access to justice and redress, even as new and serious violations continue to be reported.
Sri Lanka: The conflict’s legacy of impunity endures
On the eighth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s decades-long conflict, Amnesty International calls on the government to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) and ensure that any legislation it introduces to replace it meets international standards.
Sri Lanka: Victims of disappearance cannot wait any longer for justice
Sri Lanka will not break with its violent past until it reckons with the cruel history of enforced disappearance and delivers justice to as many as 100,000 families who have spent years waiting for it, Amnesty International said today in a new report, revealing the enduring scars of a conflict that has been forgotten by the world.
Amnesty International Annual Report 2016/17: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka continued to pursue commitments to deliver accountability for alleged crimes under international law, although the process was slow.
Amnesty International Annual Report around the South Asia Region
The report, “The State of the World’s Human Rights”, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world.
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