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SRI LANKA: Who should be in the constitutional convention?

The making of a new Constitution through a constitutional convention is now being discussed in the community. This is against the privately-drafted Constitution through a group of lawyers which the Go...

SRI LANKA: Legal arguments against the proposal to present the draft Constitution

The basic legal argument against the proposal to present the draft Constitution is as follows; The proposal is based on a false premise as it denies the process of the making of the Constitution where...

SRI LANKA: Fake constitutions create irrational societies

By Basil Fernando A fake Constitution alters the rules of logic that are the basic foundations of a good constitution. The change of logic leads to irrationality. The spread of irrationality into publ...

SRI LANKA: A Man Borrows Two Papayas To Feed His Starving Children

By Basil Fernando A man of about 50 years, walks to a vegetable shop in Savithripura, Anuradhapura, and in front of a few others who also have come to buy some vegetables, he asked the small shop owne...

INDONESIA: Nineteen Civilians Shot With Rubber Bullets and Seriously Injured

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-016-2021  December 15, 2021 ———————————&#...

SRI LANKA: A People’s Constitution; The Need To Think Outside The Box

By Basil Fernando The discussion on the making of a new constitution through an intensely participatory process, as against underhand methods, is now on. These are a few thoughts as a response to some...

SRI LANKA: Court order prohibiting Human Rights Day event in Kandy

A Statement from Human Rights Office Kandy forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Office Kandy (HROK) had organized an event to celebrate international Human Rights Day on 11th De...

SRI LANKA: Appeal to help build a house for family of disappeared

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Marisa De Silva Madushka Silva, husband of Mauri Inoka Jayasinghe, was “white vanned” (abducted) in Anuradhapura town with...

SRI LANKA: Defeating the spurious constitution

An article from Daily Financial Times forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The constitution can be considered as the supreme law that determines the rights of citizens to life liberty and pr...

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක තිබිය යුත්තේ මොනවද? විශ්ව විද්‍යාල සිසුන් කණ්ඩායමක් සමග සාකච්ඡාවක්

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to share with you the following video The making of the new constitution is now been discussed. In this lecture the way constitutions are developed in modern ...

SRI LANKA: Legal and Societal Consequences Arising from the Failure to Deal with Enforced Disappearances

(Issued on 27 October 2021, 31st annual commemoration of the disappeared in Sri Lanka.) A statement on enforced disappearances Every year, on the 27th of October, there is a commemoration of the perso...

SRI LANKA: Beware: The Third Readymade Constitution is Coming Soon

Professor G.L. Peiris has announced that the drafting process of the Constitution is over and that the text is ready. He said that it was to be presented to the Parliament in January next year. Presid...

SRI LANKA: A forwarded interview. On the objection to the new constitution proposed by the government

A video presentation produced by Mr. Victor Ivan published by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to share with you the following video produced by Mr. Victor Iv...

SRI LANKA: CPC Amendment Bill Will Undermine The Role, Function & The Independence Of Judiciary

By Basil Fernando There are many objections that can be taken against the proposed Code of Criminal Procedure Bill on the basis of the unconstitutionality of many of the provisions of the Bill. Some o...

SRI LANKA: The proposed amendment to CPC will create serious problems for administration of justice

By Basil Fernando The proposed Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure Act No. 15 of 1979 will open up a Pandora’s box of serious abuses. In essence what ...

SRI LANKA: THAT NONSENSE CALLED CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Basil Fernando A guy enters into two prisons with a gang of his friends. In one of the prisons he threatens a group of prisoners undergoing trial by placing his pistol on the forehead of one. He tells...

SRI LANKA: If I was the Minister of Finance

An article from Chandra Jayaratne forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Chandra Jayaratne If I was the Minister of Finance, I will seek the concurrence of the President, the Prime Minister...

SRI LANKA: Women take humans rights to the mainstream

By Basil Fernando Human rights have now become very much an integral part of public discussions in almost all public media. At one time, it remained an interest confined to a few groups and persons wh...

SRI LANKA: Situation of prisons in Sri Lanka

An Open Letter from Committee for Protecting Rights of Prisoners forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Mr. Abdulla Shahid, President of the UN General Assembly Mr. António Guterres, S...

SRI LANKA: “Should we take the High Commissioner’s statement seriously?” A comment on a TV discussion

By Basil Fernando A discussion on the statement made by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner (HC) for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, at the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 13th S...