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Inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Introduction Human Rights Watch welcomes the Commons Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken to address the public health emergency on children’s access to education and other essential rights, and the…
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Dharisha Bastians Targeted for Reports, Defense of Human Rights

(New York) – The Sri Lankan authorities should stop targeting, intimidating, and harassing journalist and woman human rights defender, Dharisha Bastians, and her family. The Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, Amnesty…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

Summary Major hostilities between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) resumed in mid-2006 and in January 2008 the government formally withdrew from the ceasefire in place since 2002. Since then the fighting has…
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Public Hearing: The Human Rights Situation and Humanitarian Space in Sri Lanka

Your Excellencies and Colleagues, Thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak at this gathering. This event could not be happening at a more timely moment. Sri Lanka faces a human rights crisis. The cease-fire between the government and the LTTE…