March 23, 2021 Comments Off

On Thursday 18 March, the UK parliament held a debate in the House of Commons discussing “UK commitments to reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka.” Twenty two MPs took part in

March 19, 2021 Comments Off

The Human Rights Council (HRC) has now been in session for four weeks with discussions on human rights around the world. As we explored in a previous blog post, the report of the High

February 24, 2021 Comments Off

As the Human Rights Council opens its 46th session, member states have the opportunity to shape and vote on a new resolution on justice and accountability in Sri Lanka. In January, the Office

February 16, 2021 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign co-hosted a webinar on Friday 12 February with the Global Tamil Forum, Canadian Tamil Congress and the Centre for Justice and Human Rights at New York University. Moderated by

February 9, 2021 Comments Off

Friday, February 12th 2021 Time: 8:30am (EST); 1:30pm (GMT); 2:30pm (CET); 7:00pm (IST); 12.30am (AEDT) Co-hosted by The Global Tamil Forum, Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice – New York University, Sri Lanka

January 18, 2021 Comments Off

On 8th January, authorities demolished the Mullivaikkal memorial at Jaffna University, which was erected in 2019 to commemorate the tens of thousands of Tamil civilians who were killed in the final stages of

December 22, 2020 Comments Off

As 2020 comes to an end, we take a look at some of the key developments in human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka over the last 12 months. It makes for grim

September 25, 2020 Comments Off

At the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) last week, the Government of Sri Lanka tried to dismiss calls for greater international action on Sri Lanka, saying that it is committed to

July 1, 2020 Comments Off

The launch of the UK’s human rights sanctions regime is an opportunity for the UK government to take action against impunity in Sri Lanka. The UK should join the US in designating Lieutenant

June 29, 2020 Comments Off

INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre have just released their regular monthly report on repression of dissent in Sri Lanka for the month of May. It records an alarming uptick in incidents when compared to previous