Avaaz campaign against the Commonwealth Summit.

Our friends at Avaaz have launched a campaign against the Commonwealth Summit (CHOGM) which is due to be held in Sri Lanka at the end of the year, thus whitewashing the regime’s reputation. This is good news, theirs will be a short, sharp, campaign aimed at this...

Government of Sri Lanka appoint spin-doctor as new Chief Justice

The unconstitutional impeachment of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice has been condemned by many people, including Sri Lanka’s own Supreme Court,  and 54 senior court judges from 26 countries around the world. The Government of Sri Lanka has appointed, as the new...

Statement on the Impeachment of the Chief Justice

Responding to the impeachment of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice, the latest development in Sri Lanka’s ongoing constitutional crisis, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice have demanded that the Commonwealth...

The rule of law

Last week, Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice (who holds the highest position in the judicial system and heads the Supreme Court), attended the first day of a hearing to impeach her. On Thursday she walked out as it became increasingly clear she would not get a fair hearing....