Sri Lanka Letters

Sri Lanka: Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan and the Decision to Bar Academics from Practicing Law | Letter

Full PDF Kumaravadivel Guruparan, a human rights lawyer December 10, 2019 Prof. Mohan De Silva University Grants Commission - Sri Lanka 20 Ward Place Colombo 07 Sri Lanka Email: sponec@slt.lk Dear Prof. De Silva; Re: Dr. Kumaravadivel Guruparan and the decision to bar academics … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Oral Statement to the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka

  Live video stream, Chapter 29, 01:09:34 Full .pdf statement Check against delivery Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka Date:  20 March 2019 Speaker:  Ms. Dharsha Jegatheeswaran  Oral Statement to the 40th … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Hold Accountable Those Responsible for Atrocity Crimes during and after the Armed Conflict | Oral Statement to the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Full PDF Version This statement was not delivered because of scheduling. Mr. President: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada thanks the High Commissioner for Human Rights for his work promoting, protecting and speaking out for human rights despite a global trend in the opposite direction. We take … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Oral Statement to UN HRC Applauding Recommendation to Establish a Special Court to Prosecute Crimes against Humanity in Sri Lanka | Oral Statement

Full PDF Version LRWC applauds the recommendation to establish a special court to prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sri Lanka during the 26-year civil war and calls on the Human Rights Council to pass a resolution in the terms recommended. The presentation of … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Oral Statement at the Human Rights Council 24th Session

Full pdf version Date: September 26, 2013 Check Against Delivery Agenda Item 2 & 10 General Debate Speaker: Ms. Vani Selvarajah Thank you Mr. President, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada wishes to thank Madam High Commissioner Pillay for her oral report on her recent visit to Sri Lanka. … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka Human Rights Defender Sunila Abeyasekara | Oral Statement to the Human Rights Council

Full Statement pdf Date: 9 September 2013 Item 2: General Debate Speaker: Gary Anandasangaree Mr. President, Madam High Commissioner, Your Excellencies You are all too familiar with the work of Sunila Abeyasekara. The name is synonymous with human rights in Sri Lanka – a mission that … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Oral Intervention at the UN Human Rights Council on Deteriorating Human Rights in Sri Lanka | Statement

PDF version Re: Interactive Dialogue with High Commissioner Lawyers Rights Watch Canada March 4, 2013 Speaker: Vani Selvarajah Thank you Mr. President, Madam High Commissioner, on behalf of Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada and the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Threat to arrest individuals attending the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council | Letter

To: President Remigiusz Henczel, UN Human Rights Council From: Gail Davidson, Executive Director, LRWC Re: Threat to arrest individuals attending the 22nd Session of the Human Rights Council Date: March 10, 2013 PDF version As you may know, there is a resolution critical of Sri … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake | Letter

Re: Impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake To: President Mahinda Rajapakse From: Gail Davidson, Executive Director, LRWC Date: January 16, 2013 To view a PDF version, please click here. Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC)[1] is deeply alarmed by the motion passed today by the … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka: Reprisals against supporters of Human Rights Council Resolution

Re: Reprisals against supporters of Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/19/L.2, “Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka” To: President Mahinda Rajapakse From: Gail Davidson, Executive Director, LRWC Date: 2012-03-28 Lawyers Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) is deeply … [Read more...]