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There was continued impunity for violations committed during the internal armed conflict, and the government failed to uphold commitments to the UN Human Rights Council around justice and reconciliation. As such, justice stalled and impunity prevailed, including in cases of killings and other...
Asia and the Pacific Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Amnesty International’s statement to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on the occasion of the review of Sri Lanka, 6 March 2023

Honourable Committee members, We thank you for this opportunity. Amnesty International would like to highlight three main concerns raised in our written submission to the Committee about Sri Lanka’s compliance with the Covenant, namely: the crackdown on protests including the police’s use of...