Centre for Policy Alternatives on 18 March, 2014

Statement on arbitrary detention of Human Rights Defenders

18th March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is deeply concerned by the arrest and detention last week of several individuals in the North and East, including Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) under the provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). CPA condemns these attempts by the Government of Sri Lanka […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 March, 2014

A COMMENTARY ONTHE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE MISSING PERSONS

6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) has closely monitored previous Commissions of Inquiry (CoI) appointed by the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) and recommended policy alternatives in the search for truth, justice and accountability. While CPA acknowledges the need to have credible domestic processes, the present framework does not […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 6 March, 2014

CPA Outlook 2014

6 March 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: In 2014 Sri Lanka will be subjected to a number of landmark events including elections, 5 years since the end of the war and the 25th Human Rights Council session in March. This publication contains a series of short interviews with the Executive Director, Unit Heads, Researchers and curators […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 4 March, 2014

JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY MEMORANDUM TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Download the following statement as a PDF here or read it online here. ### We recognize the framework agreed upon in resolutions 21/1 HRC (2012) and 22/1 HRC 2013 supporting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka and efforts made by member states calling on the Sri Lankan government to address grave violations of human rights and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 31 January, 2014

CPA seeks clarification on leaked Suntharalingam report

The Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives wrote to the chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) seeking clarification regarding a news item that appeared in several websites which claimed that a report commissioned by the HRCSL in 2006 regarding several cases of serious Human Rights violations has not been […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 January, 2014

Letter to HRCSL regarding complaint made against ITN – January 2014

17th January 2014 By Registered Post/ Hand The Director – Inquiries and Investigations Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka No. 165 Kynsey Road, Borella, Colombo 8. Dear Madam/ Sir Complaint Number HRC /3083/2013 I write to inquire as to the progress of the above complaint made by me on the 12th of August 2013. The […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 17 January, 2014

Call for crowd funding: Support CPA’s work in Sri Lanka

17 January 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: At the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), we change the way citizens perceive and engage with governance. Established in 1996, CPA has over 17 years set the bar for how cutting-edge research and advocacy can address the deficit in democracy and governance through constructive dialogue, bold and innovative content, […]

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