SRI LANKA: The Impeachment Motion against the Chief Justice Is an Opportunity to Address the Crisis in the Justice System

Seventy-seven legislators in Parliament signed a resolution to impeach the chief justice of Sri Lanka, Mr. Sarath Nanda Silva, on June 6, 2001. The number of legislators required to file a petition of this type is 75 members of the 225-seat legislature. The signatories to the motion are from the two opposition parties, the United […]

AHRC’s Human Rights Day Statement, December 10, 2000

Statement | Asia | 09-12-2000

Statement on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2000 The Asian Human Rights Commission is pleased to witness growing awareness of human rights in Asia this Human Rights Day, December 10, 2000. Regrettably, burgeoning demands for recognition of human rights in the region have not lead to corresponding growth in implementation: throughout most of Asia respect […]

SRI LANKA: Election Manifests Serious Crisis in Democratic Institutions

Will the perpetrators of violence be brought to justice? An AHRC Statement on Recent General Election, 2000, in Sri Lanka The violence during the election this time has been acknowledged, and even the final results from 23 polling centres have been annulled by the commissioner of elections. In addition, the judgement of overall fairness has […]

Sri Lanka: Statement: Solidarity Action – SkySport Lanka Limited

Dear Friends, RE: Solidarity Action – SkySport Lanka (Ltd.), 12 Feb at German & Sri Lanka Consulates The Managing Director of SkySport Lanka (Ltd.), a German national, assaulted a production worker Miss M.G. Karunawathi with a packed parachute on 17th October 1997. She was issued a termination letter in English on 28th October 1997. The […]

PHILIPPINES: Carrying out of President Macapagal Arroyo’s instructions on investigations into extrajudicial killings will take over 14 years

That the Philippines police task force (Usig) should resolve at least ten cases of alleged extrajudicial killings within ten weeks was the statement reported to have been made by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo   Other reports quoting persons from the presidential palace could not clearly state whether this was an order or just a public […]