HRC Sri Lanka
HRC Sri Lanka
HRC Sri Lanka
HRC Sri Lanka
HRC Sri Lanka
HRC Sri Lanka
HRC Sri Lanka

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

To give force to the commitment of Sri Lanka as a member of the United Nations in protecting human rights, and to perform the duties and obligations imposed on Sri Lanka by various international treaties at international level; as well as to maintain the standards set out under the Paris Principles in 1996 the Government of Sri Lanka formulate. Act No. 21 of 1996 to establish the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka… More

Current Activities

HRCSL to host its first webinar in commemoration of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture -2020.

UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is marked on June 26th globally to highlight the evil consequences of torture. It was on…

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Human Rights Commission calls for applications for the 2019 Youth Camp

The Commission is organizing its second Youth Camp with the aim of sensitizing the youth on human rights in order to develop a human rights…

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UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture meets the Human Rights Commission

The delegation of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) visited the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on 04 April 2019. The delegation comprised of…

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Human Rights Commission celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 on the theme “Mainstreaming Women with Disabilities for a Dignified Life”

The Commission organized a national round table discussion to commemorate International Women’s day on 8th March 2019 on the theme of “Mainstreaming Women with Disabilities…

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Human Rights Commission organizes the first ever youth camp

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, HRCSL organizes it’s first ever Youth Camp. During the camp, participants from 25 different…

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Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in the News

HRCSL establishes a unit to accept complaints in relation to the 2020 Parliamentary Election

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has established a unit to investigate allegations of human rights violations by government officials in the context of…

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Constitutional issues should be settled by SC – HRCSL

Constitutional issues should be settled by SC - HRCSLDelayed general election: The Island, 29 April, 2020 The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), yesterday,…

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HRCSL Position on Regulation on Disposal of Bodies of COVID-19 Victims

Cremation of Muslim covid-19 victims: Dr. Udagama says govt. should have consulted the community The Island, 7 April, 2020 Dr. Udugama, Chairperson of Human Rights…

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Some lawyers’ refusal to represent Muslims: HRCSL takes it up with BASL

The Island October 4, 2019 The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has taken up with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) the issue…

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HRCSL issues guidelines on application of hate speech law

The Island September 24, 2019 The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has issued guidelines to the Attorney General and the Police on the…

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