“For far too long truth, justice and accountability has been denied to all Sri Lankans. The country now faces a tremendous opportunity to remedy the past, strengthen its institutions and transform itself into a rights-respecting, democratic nation where all its people live together as equal citizens. All of us who have observed and critiqued this process now need to become more, not less involved, in ensuring that real reconciliation and peace can be achieved.”
Charu Lata Hogg
She is the Chair of the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice, Executive Director of the All Survivors Project and Associate Fellow in the Asia Program at Chatham House.
Prior to this she was the South Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch, leading the organisation’s work on Sri Lanka between 2007-2009. She has worked as an international journalist in India and Sri Lanka for 12 years, writing for The Times of India, Indian Express, India Today, Outlook, Far Eastern Economic Review, BBC and others, as well as undertaking consultancies for numerous international organisations. She has conducted in-depth research on the issue of sexual violence in Sri Lanka and provided expert evidence to the UK Upper Tribunal on the Country Guidance case on Sri Lanka in 2013. She is a graduate of Hindu College, University of Delhi and received her post graduate degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.