Report on presentation at CSO UPR event
On 28 November – 1 December 2018, 52 civil society representatives from 37 organisations across Sri Lanka gathered for the national CSO UPR strategy workshop co-organised by the Civil society collective in Sri Lanka and UPR Info. Representatives from the Embassy of Switzerland and the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka also participated in the event. The purpose of the workshop was to debrief on Sri Lanka’s third Universal Periodic Review, develop CSO action strategies and a suggested implementation plan. The workshop built on previous activities in Sri Lanka and set the scene for strategic involvement of national human rights groups in the UPR follow – up phase. The workshop, facilitated by simultaneous translation, was conducted in three languages; Sinhala, Tamil and English.