State Responsibility for “Disappearances” and Abductions in Sri Lanka
This 241-page report documents 99 of the several hundred cases reported, and examines the Sri Lankan government’s response, which to date has been grossly inadequate. In 2006 and 2007, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances recorded more new “disappearance” cases from Sri Lanka than from any other country in the world.
- Recurring Nightmare
- Map of Sri Lanka
- I. Summary
- II. Background
- III. Legal Framework
- IV. Perpetrators and Victims
- V. Patterns of "disappearances" and abductions
- VI. Fate of the Missing
- VII. State Response to the Crisis of "Disappearances"
- VIII. Sri Lanka and the International Community
- IX. Recommendations
- Appendix I: "Disappearances" and Abductions Documented by Human Rights Watch
- Appendix II: Correspondence Between Human Rights Watch and Sri Lankan Institutions