“The Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion” Bill

“The Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion” Bill

The Centre for Policy Alternatives filed a petition in the Supreme Court on the 27th of July 2004, challenging the constitutionality of the Draft Bill tilted the ?Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion?. The Bill prohibits the conversion of any person from one religion to another by use of force, allurement or fraudulent means. The Petitioner avers that the said Bill is inconsistent with the freedoms guaranteed by Article 10 and Article 14(1)(e) of the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

Petition filed by CPA
Written submissions filed by CPA
“The Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion” Bill
“The Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion” Bill
“The Prohibition of Forcible Conversion of Religion” Bill

Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in 1996 in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution- and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process. Focusing primarily on issues of governance and conflict resolution, CPA is committed to programmes of research and advocacy through which public policy is critiqued, alternatives identified and disseminated.