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Sri Lanka conflict mapping report shared with stakeholders in Geneva

July 1, 2019

Late last month PIAC’s conflict mapping report on the Sri Lankan civil war was presented to a number of civil society groups and diplomats in Geneva at a roundtable hosted by the Australian Mission to the United Nations. The report … read more

Using technology to support transitional justice in Sri Lanka

February 19, 2019

“Information Overload: How Technology Can Help Convert Raw Data into Rich Information for Transitional Justice Processes” written by PIAC staff members Daniela Gavshon and Erol Gorur, was recently published in of the International Journal of Transitional Justice. The article draws … read more

Sri Lanka: new transitional justice mechanism bill on reparations passed

October 22, 2018

In October 2018, the Sri Lankan Parliament passed a bill establishing an Office for Reparations. This was one of the transitional justice mechanisms identified by the United Nations Human Rights Council in its landmark 2015 consensus resolution on Sri Lanka, … read more

Sri Lanka conflict mapping project enters phase two

June 12, 2018

We are about to commence the next phase of our Sri Lanka Conflict Mapping and Archive Project (CMAP). Phase one of CMAP included a detailed review of more than 60 different sources that had written or reported on alleged violations … read more

AHRC releases Villawood and Yongah Hill inspection reports

January 10, 2018

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its latest inspection reports of the immigration detention facilities at Villawood and Yongah Hill, a large facility outside of Perth. Key issues addressed in the reports concern treatment of immigration detainees, conditions of … read more

Treatment of asylum seekers in detention an onshore problem too: Jane Leibowitz

November 2, 2017

Right now, more than 1,250 people – most of whom are seeking Australia’s protection from persecution – are being detained for long periods of time in prison-like conditions, despite having committed no crime. To make matters worse, the level of … read more

Transitional justice in Sri Lanka: meeting with Minister for National Co existence

June 30, 2017

Jonathon Hunyor and Daniela Gavshon met with the Hononourable Mano Ganesan, Minister for National Co existence, Dialogue and Official Languages at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Sri Lankan delegation included, Mr. Ranjith Uyangoda, Secretary to the Ministry of National … read more

Justice and reconciliation in Sri Lanka: seven years on

May 19, 2016

This week marks seven years since the end of the decades-long civil war in Sri Lanka in May 2009. Following a change of President in January 2015, and the adoption by consensus of a historic United Nations Human Rights Council … read more

UN resolution paves the way for peace process in Sri Lanka

October 2, 2015

On 1 October 2015, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva unanimously adopted a resolution on Sri Lanka, which calls for the establishment of a special international crimes court, as well as a truth and reconciliation commission and various other … read more

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