Research

Sri Lanka: End the use of and repeal the draconian PTA

Index Number: ASA 37/5241/2022

43 years since it was first passed as a temporary measure, the draconian PTA continues to be used by the Government of Sri Lanka to target, and harass minorities, activists, journalists and critical voices. Despite assurances to amend the problematic legislation, proposed amendments have fallen severely short of safeguarding rights protected by international human rights law and the Constitution of Sri Lanka. This briefing documents two cases, out of the many people detained under the PTA.

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