Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms- Final Report, Executive Summary and Recommendations

The Final Report of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) was completed on November 2016. The Final Report contains the CTF’s observations and recommendations regarding the four transitional justice mechanisms proposed by the Government of Sri Lanka, as well as a summary of the submissions.

CTF Final Report- Executive Summary and Recommendations Nov ’16

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Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms- Interim Report

The Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms conducted public consultations on the design of transitional justice mechanisms in Sri Lanka. The Interim Report provides a summary of the submissions as well as recommendations regarding the establishment of the Office on Missing Persons.

CTF Interim Report July ’16

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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 the government’s position on the matter. 

The full presentation can be found here:

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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 chaired by eminent jurist, Geoffrey Robertson QC, and included a detailed assessment by US lawyer, Ms Heather Ryan. The full presentation can be found here:

Ms Heather Ryan’s intervention starts at 15:40, below:

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Human Rights Council- Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner

An oral update was presented pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on  promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka

HRC- Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner

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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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Richard J. Rogers- RFI Interview

Richard J. Rogers was interviewed by Radio France Internationale regarding Sri Lanka’s international commitment to a hybrid criminal court, as well as his views on a meaningful consultation process.

The interview can be heard below:

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Peter Haynes- Presentation MAP

Peter Haynes represented the MAP at an event held during the HRC Session, where he discussed accountability measures, international crimes and political will in Sri Lanka.

The presentation can be watched below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=528nEV6J5mk

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