Category Archives: Statements

Press Release: Thirty-Sixth Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The 30th of August marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. This day has a particular resonance for the Sri Lankan Tamil community whose members have been subjected to decades of abductions, secret prisons, and disappearances at … Continue reading

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Press Release: Adoption of the Resolution 34/L.1

On 23 March 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Council (“HRC”) adopted the Resolution on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka,’ (A/HRC/34/L.1). Resolution 34/L.1 reaffirms the full and proper implementation of HRC Resolution 30/1 of October 2015, … Continue reading

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Press Release: “Sri Lanka Rejects Foreign Judges in Accountability Mechanism: What next?”

On 9 March 2017, the Monitoring Accountability Panel (“MAP”) held a side event at the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. This event followed the publication of MAP’s Second Spot Report (dated 28 February). International lawyer Richard … Continue reading

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Press Release: Publication of the Second Spot Report

Today the Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel (‘MAP’) issues its Second Spot Report. The international legal experts provide an independent assessment of the transitional justice efforts by the Sri Lankan Government, and recommendations going forward. The Second Spot Report coincides … Continue reading

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Press Release: Future Publication of the Second Spot Report

On 28 February 2017, the Monitoring Accountability Panel (“MAP”) will issue its Second Spot Report, which will coincide with the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (the ‘HRC’) scheduled for 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva. … Continue reading

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Statement on the Recent Passage of the Office on Missing Persons Act

Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel’s Initial Statement on the Recent Passage of the Office on Missing Persons Act, 27 September 2016 MAP- Statement on OMP Act 27.9.16  

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UN High Commissioner on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka

During the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein gave an oral update on the reconciliation, accountability and human rights process in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mangala Samaraweera, expressed … Continue reading

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Is Sri Lanka living up to its commitment to UN Human Rights Council?

On 22 June 2016, during the 32nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, legal experts from the Monitoring Accountability Panel (“MAP”) gave their assessment of the Sri Lankan Government’s transitional justice programme to date. The panel discussion was … Continue reading

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Press Release: 27 June 2016.

MAP Presentation at UN Human Rights Council: “Sri Lankan Government Efforts Have Fallen Short of Expectations” Press Release-MAP-27 June 2016.

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Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel’s Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 27 June 2016 MAP-OpenLetter UNHCHR-27.6.16

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