HRCSL Press Notice 08 02 2024 on Observations on the Online Safety Act, No. 9 of 2024
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka wrote to the Hon. Speaker of Parliament with reference to the Act titled ‘Online Safety’ certified on 1 February 2024 and published in the Official Gazette on 2 February 2024. It shared its observations on the Act in terms of its mandate under sections 10(c) and (d) of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act, No. 21 of 1996.
The Commission emphasised that the Supreme Court is specifically entrusted with the authority to assess any Bill in terms of its consistency with the Constitution, including the Fundamental Rights Chapter of the Constitution. Based on such an assessment, the Court is required to prescribe the manner in which such Bill may be enacted by Parliament. Full compliance with the Court’s Determination on a Bill is, therefore, crucial to guaranteeing the fundamental rights of the people of Sri Lanka.
Download – HRCSL Press Notice 08022024
Download – HRCSL Letter to Speaker on 08 02 2024