The halfway mark

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) met last month to discuss, among other things, Sri Lanka’s progress in implementing the process they agreed last September to build a lasting peace based upon justice. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

Holding the government of Sri Lanka to its promises

Today we are launching a new campaign urging the government of Sri Lanka to keep the promise it made to war survivors – and Sri Lanka at large – to address the legacy of the war and to embark on a meaningful process of reconciliation. Click here to sign...

Sri Lanka’s path to peace

We are pleased to announce the release of our new report “the Path to Peace”. You can download a copy here. The report is based on the testimony of nearly 300 war survivors and activists working in the north and east of Sri Lanka, and outlines their views...

War survivors – your views are needed

Have you been directly affected by the war in Sri Lanka? Do you know someone who has? If so there is now an opportunity to make your voice heard     The United Nations Human Rights Council and the Government of Sri Lanka have agreed an approach to dealing...

What just happened in Geneva?

Today the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted resolution 30/1 on accountability in Sri Lanka. You can watch the discussion here: You can read the final text here. And you can read our summary of what it means here. So is this good news or bad news? It is...