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...

War survivors’ needs and expectations for reconciliation

In March 2015 we launched a report, “How can we have peace?”, which communicated the views and expectations of survivors of Sri Lanka’s civil war when it comes to an effective reconciliation process. The report, available here, was based on 19 focus groups, each...

The “OISL” investigation: frequently made assertions

Every day we will be blogging one of our one-page mini essays that make up our media pack that accompanies the release of the UN report. You can download the entire pack here. It does no good to go raking up the past. We should let sleeping dogs lie. This report is...