Written Submissions by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) to the Subcommittee of the Constitutional Assembly on Fundamental Rights

CPA thanks the chairperson and members of the subcommittee on fundamental rights for the opportunity to give oral submissions on 29th June 2016. In relation to the form and content of fundamental rights, their enforcement, and the concept of constitutionalism that should underpin the future constitution’s bill of rights, a number of ideas were put forward by us in a constructive spirit to encourage debate and reflection before final constitutional choices are made. However, the written recommendations made below represent CPA’s organisational viewpoint, which overrides any contrary suggestion made during the course of the lengthy and vigorous exchange of views during the oral hearing.

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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.

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