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Material related to the prevention of torture through the promotion of the OPCAT in Sri Lanka.
National Action Plan 2007
This is the National Activity Plan for 2007 presented by the Sri Lankan Network set up to promote the signing and ratification of OPCAT in that country.
OPCAT Project Activities - March/April 2007
Details about two view exchange meetings held by the Sri Lankan network regarding the OPCAT.
Torture Victims Day 2007
People Against Torture (PAT) Sri Lanka conducted several activities on June 25 and 26 to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Details and Photos of activities are found here.
E-Newsletter
This is a weekly newsletter started by Janasansadaya (People's Forum) a member of the national network in Sri Lanka highlighting gruesome cases of torture in police custody.
UN Human Rights Day 2007
Activities conducted by the National Network, PAT to celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10, 2007--the unigue feature being the mass participation of the general public.
Meeting with Prison officials and ex-detainees
Details of a meeting between members of the national network, prison officials and a group of ex-detainees. This was seen as an initial confidence building exercise essential to establish a working relationship with these stakeholders.
Meeting with the Prison Welfare Society
On February 5, 2008 the National Coordinator met with Prison Welfare Society members and participated at their meeting held at the Prison Headquarters, Colombo. Details follow:
Torture Victims Day 2008
Article on three People's Hearings conducted with ex-prisoners and their families in Sri Lanka, in lieu of June 26, 2008.
Success Amidst Strife in Sri Lanka
This is the Draft Annual Narrative Report-2008 for the Sri Lankan national network; Contained are details of activities conducted during the year in promotion of OPCAT principles--despite a hostile domestic environment.
A Short Situation Report--2009
The article draws attention to the hostile environment and utter breakdown of the rule of law within which the national coordinator of Sri Lanka and his team have to work in. Nonetheless, they are determined to continue; seeking, challenging and overcoming obstacles in their path.
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