Sri Lanka: New emergency regulations - erosion of human rights protection
This report highlights Amnesty International's main concerns about new emergency regulations promulgated by the President of Sri Lanka in May 2000. Key issues of concern relate to arrest and detention procedures and the regulations governing post-mortems and inquests when deaths have occurred in custody or as a result of the official action of the security forces. In particular, the report highlights the removal of several safeguards against arbitrary arrest and detention and the danger this poses for the safety of detainees.
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