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.
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.
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.
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: