Centre for Policy Alternatives on 23 August, 2007

Public Interest Litigation – Case List – 1998 to 2000

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1. NGO Bill, Petition filed – 16 March 1998, Court Decision – 1 April 1998

2. Gnanamuttu vs Attorney-General, Case argued – 15 March 1999, Court Decision – 5 May 1999

3. Imminent infringement of the right to vote, Petition filed – 11 March 1999, Court Decision – 23 March 1999

4. Universities Bill Case, Petition filed – 27 April 1999, Court Decision – 11 May 1999

5. Chief Ministers Case, Petition filed- 31 May 1999, Court Decision – pending

6. Fundamental Rights Case, Filed by Co-ordinators of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), Petition Filed – 3 June 1999,
Court Decision – pending

7. Censorship of the private electronic media

8. Equal Opportunities Bill, Petition Filed – 14 October 1999

9. Right to vote, Petition Filed – 4 May 1999, Court Decision – Leave to proceed not granted

10. Misuse of State Resources by the Government for Election purposes, Petition Filed – 9 December 1999, Court Decision – 17 December 1999

11. Petitions on the rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Petition filed – 2 May 2000, Court Decision – no leave to proceed

12. Challenge to the Emergency Regulations 1 of 2000, Petition Filed – 2 June 2000

13. Application to the Human Rights Commission on the Internally displaced Muslims of the Northern Province, Petition filed – 3rd July, 2002

14. Challenge to An Act to Repeal and Replace the Constitution of Sri Lanka, filed 2 August 2000, no leave to proceed, Petition filed – 2 August 2000, Court decision – no leave to proceed

15. Challenge to the proposed 17th Amendment to the Constitution, Petition filed – 4 August 2000

16. Petition to the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka requesting the Commission to direct the Commissioner of Elections and the Inspector General of Police to make public all directions, circulars, instructions issued by them to ensure free and fair elections, Petition filed – 15 September 2000

17. Fundamental Rights petition against the Commissioner of Elections by reason of his actions during elections, Petition filed – 22 November 2000, Court decision – 2nd July 2001

18. Petition challenging the Referendum on the 21st August 2001, Petition filed – 27 July 2001

19. Fundamental rights petition challenging the pass system in operation in Vavuniya, Petitions filed – 8 November 2001 & 16 January 2002

20. Fundamental rights petition filed against the Commissioner of Elections, for not ordering a re poll in the Batticaloa District at the General Election of 2001, Petition filed – 2 January 2001