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.
Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms- Final Report, Executive Summary and Recommendations
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.
Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel’s Initial Statement on the Recent Passage of the Office on Missing Persons Act, 27 September 2016
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:
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:
An oral update was presented pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
MAP Presentation at UN Human Rights Council: “Sri Lankan Government Efforts Have Fallen Short of Expectations”
Sri Lanka Monitoring Accountability Panel’s Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 27 June 2016
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: