Publications

INTA Committee, EU Parliament: Call to reject the EU Commission’s proposal to restore GSP+ to Sri Lanka

Joint letter to EU parliamentarians by Sri Lanka Campaign, International Truth and Justice Project and PEARL.

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Impunity Reigns in Sri Lanka: The Kumarapuram Massacre and Acquittals

PEARL’s new report, Impunity Reigns in Sri Lanka: The Kumarapuram Massacre and Acquittals, provides an in-depth analysis of the Kumarapuram massacre case and, more broadly, examines barriers to credible prosecution of atrocity crimes in the Sri Lankan legal system.

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Erasing the Past (Tamil) கடந்த கால நினைவுகளின் துடைத்தழிப்பு

இலங்கையின் வடகிழக்கில் நினைவிற் பதித்தலின் வழிந்தொடுக்கள்

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Erasing the Past: Repression of Memorialization in North-East Sri Lanka

PEARL’s new report, “Erasing the Past: Repression of Memorialization in North-East Sri Lanka,” documents the government’s constraints on remembrance among Tamils in the North-East of Sri Lanka. Efforts by victims and survivors to commemorate the past are hindered by triumphalist “victory” monuments established by the government throughout the North-East, and are compounded by oppressive state […]

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Withering Hopes

    This report provides insight into the current human rights and political climate facing the Tamil population in the North-East of Sri Lanka, over one year after the change in presidency and seven months after the election of the United National Party-led national government.  

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Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka

OISL is the first broad and comprehensive investigation by the United Nations into human rights violations and related crimes in Sri Lanka.  It covers a wide range of alleged violations and abuses of human rights over a nine year period from 2002-11. It was mandated by the Human Rights Council in March 2014, amid growing […]

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Tainted Peace – Torture in Sri Lanka since May 2009

This report is about torture practised by the military, police and intelligence services in Sri Lanka. It is based on a study conducted by Freedom from Torture of 148 Sri Lankan torture cases forensically documented by expert doctors in our Medico-Legal Report (MLR) Service, in accordance with the standards set out in the UN Manual […]

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The Forever Victims? Tamil Women in Post-War Sri Lanka

This report documents the negative impacts of 6 years of militarization on Tamil women’s lives in Sri Lanka. Based on over fifty interviews in the former conflict zone, it uncovered a very disturbing dynamic, in which efforts to protect women from sexual violence end up undermining their political and economic agency, making them even more […]

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A Still Unfinished War: Sri Lanka’s Survivors of Torture and Sexual Violence 2009-2015

This report by the International Truth & Justice Project exposes the systematic persecution of the Tamil community through torture, rape, illegal detention and killings committed by the state authorities.

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International Crisis Group

Sri Lanka’s Potemkin Peace: Democracy Under Fire

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