A review of the key, current concerns in Sri Lanka, relating to human rights, accountability, reconciliation, a political settlement and other issues.
GTF's written evidence to the UK Parliament's Foreign Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s human rights work in 2013. The submission relates to the situation in Sri Lanka.
GTF's report for the 2014 International Women's Day on the 'insecurity of Tamil women in Sri Lanka'.
A document prepared in the lead up to the March 2014 Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which lays out the reasons why an independent, international inquiry into war crimes needs to be initiated by the UNHRC.
A GTF review of the key concerns and human rights issues in Sri Lanka, during 2013.
The unexpected chance for lasting peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka that followed President Maithripala Sirisena’s January 2015 election faces increasing turbulence. Initial moves by Sirisena’s government halted and began to reverse the slide into authoritarianism and family rule under Mahinda Rajapaksa.
In Resolution 25/1, adopted in March 2014, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to “undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka.
A half year after Maithripala Sirisena’s stunning defeat of President Mahinda Rajapaksa raised hopes for democratic renaissance, the complexities of partisan politics, and Rajapaksa himself, have returned to centre stage.
This report is dedicated to the survivors who trusted us enough to tell us about their darkest days in the hope of saving others from the same fate. At their lowest point, they still exhibited huge courage and selflessness. Sadly they have to live with the knowledge that those who abused them go free – and likely will never be punished – and yet they still chose to speak out.
Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multi-party republic. Votes re-elected President Mahinda Rajapaksa to a second six-year term in 2010. Parliament, elected in 2010, shares constitutional power with the president.