English العربيّة

سيريلانكا

الجرافيك Older man stands in front of thatched house


Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Associate Member since 2009

No. 14, R.A. de Mel Mawatha
Colombo 4
Sri Lanka
P: +9411 269 4925 F: +9411 269 4924 W: www.hrcsl.lk


مقالة

Commission supports steps to heal trauma of enforced disappearances

05 أكتوبر 2017 سيريلانكا
تأييد
مقالة

Allow families to mourn those killed in conflict

09 يونيو 2017 سيريلانكا
تأييد
مقالة

Counter hate speech against Muslims

31 مايو 2017 سيريلانكا
تأييد
مقالة

Commission issues interim recommendations on Salawa fire

25 مايو 2017 سيريلانكا
تحقيقات
More articles

APF membership

The Commission was admitted as a full member of the APF in 1997 (2nd Regional Workshop) and retained this status until 2009. It became an associate member in 2009 following an accreditation decision of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions.

Establishment

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka was established under the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act, No. 21 (1996). It began operating in September 1997.

Role and functions

The Commission has a wide mandate to deal with illegal detention, torture, disappearance and murder. It also has a responsibility to educate the public and armed forces and to advise on any administrative or other changes that may be necessary to avoid violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The main functions of the Commission are to:

  • Inquire and investigate fundamental rights violations
  • Ensure that all State procedures comply with fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka
  • Advise and assist the government in drawing up legislations, administrative directives, and procedures in compliance with fundamental rights
  • Make recommendations to the government regarding how national laws and administrative practices can be brought in line with international human rights obligations of Sri Lanka
  • Advise the government on acceding to international human rights treaties and other international instruments in the field of human rights
  • Promote human rights awareness in the country.

Members

Dr Deepika Udagama
Chairperson

Mr Hamid Ghazali Hussain

Mr Saliya Pieris

Ms Ambika Satkunanathan

Dr Upananda Vidanapthirana


ورقة

Bare Facts: Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission

11 أغسطس 2015 سيريلانكا
بيان

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act

18 أغسطس 2015 سيريلانكا
More resources

مصادر الصورة

  1. Older man stands in front of thatched house - Vidarshi de Silva Wijeyeratne/HelpAge International (Flickr); http://bit.ly/1K1hAYj