SRI LANKA: Reports from 12 organisations to the CAT

(Hong Kong, October 25, 2011) The United Nations Committee against Torture is due to examine the Sri Lankan government’s performance under the CAT Convention on November 8 and 9, 2011. 

The government has submitted its report and the CAT Committee has in turn submitted a long list of questions to the government. These questions are to be answered when it meets the government meets the Committee. After the government makes its report the Committee members usually ask further questions by way of clarification. The Committee will then make its recommendations. 

At this session 12 non-governmental organisations have submitted alternative reports to the Committee and these reports are now available at the Committee’s website.

The 12 organisations that have submitted their reports are:

Amnesty International
Asian Human Rights Commission
Freedom from Torture
Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children
International Commission of Jurists
International Disability Alliance
Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
REDRESS, Asian Legal Resource Centre & ACAT-France
Sri Lankan NGO Collective
Tamil Information Centre

Document Type : Press Release
Document ID : AHRC-PRL-045-2011
Countries : Sri Lanka,
Issues : Torture,