March 3, 2020 Comments Off

Last week, Sri Lanka’s new government formally withdrew its support for UN Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution 30/1 – thereby pulling the plug on its long-standing pledge to establish a domestic accountability mechanism capable of

February 20, 2020 Comments Off

Today we publish a new report, ‘Abandoned Promises?’, looking at the current state of play for human rights in Sri Lanka, and evaluating the progress that the government has made towards addressing the legacy

May 30, 2010 Comments Off

The Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace & Justice is launching a series of interviews to mark the first anniversary of the end of nearly three decades of armed conflict in the country. We

May 29, 2010 Comments Off

This depressing speech by Hillary Clinton speaks for itself. It stands in stark contrast to the pre-election rhetoric of Barack Obama “When genocide is happening, when ethnic cleansing is happening somewhere around the

April 18, 2010 Comments Off

Tapan Bose is no stranger to violence and human rights abuse in South Asia. As Secretary General of the South Asia Forum for Human Rights, and based in Nepal, he has seen and

February 3, 2010 Comments Off

It is often said – by Indian decision-makers and others – that the Indian Government lacks influence with the Government of Sri Lanka. At this time of great risk to journalists and human

January 27, 2010 Comments Off

“Peace is not the absence of war”, Martin Luther King told us: “it is the presence of justice”. King’s legacy transmitted itself directly into the mantra of African American activists, outraged over the

January 22, 2010 Comments Off

Andrew Stroehlein, Communications Director for the International Crisis Group, the conflict resolution organisation, where he promotes responsible coverage of current and potential conflicts and helps draw attention to forgotten wars around the world.

December 11, 2009 Comments Off

Recent comments from the UN, US, Vatican and other suggests that things in Sri Lanka are progressing as smoothly as is reasonable to expect. But the reason for communicating this message is that

December 9, 2009 Comments Off

President Obama promised his era would be one of greater transparency and the Senate is following his lead on Sri Lanka. In an 18-page bipartisan report, two experienced Senators have argued for a