Sri Lanka: Beyond Lawful Constraints – The International Commission of Jurists

Sri Lanka: Beyond Lawful Constraints  – The International Commission of Jurists
“..Although the conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended in May 2009, the GoSL continues to detain approximately eight thousand individuals under administrative detention without charge or trial.  “Beyond Lawful Constraints: Sri Lanka’s Mass Detention of LTTE Suspects” addresses the human rights concerns arising from the world’s largest mass detention of persons held in connection with an internal armed conflict. The ICJ is concerned that the GoSL’s “surrendee” and “rehabilitation” regime fails to adhere to international law and standards, amounting to an arbitrary deprivation of liberty and denial of the right to a fair trial…”
Photographs of Tamils with ‘dog-tag’ imprisoned at undisclosed torture camps in Sri Lanka;=article&id;=278;=article&id;=263

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