Bhavani Fonseka is a Senior Researcher at Centre for Policy Alternatives. In this News Line TV 1 interview of 28th July 2017, she explains the process of establishing an Office of Missing Persons (OMP) in Sri Lanka. The interview also touches upon the obligations of, and communication between, the Government and civil society regarding the passage and implementation of laws and the Request for Access to Information Act.
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Nanna Zerlang works for the ICRC in Sri Lanka, training the national police on international standards of policing. A former policewoman, she is currently the only woman in this role in the ICRC worldwide. Nanna uses her 30 years of experience – in the Danish police force and abroad – to help policewomen and men become better at what they do. “I believe police represent the population and more than 50% of the world’s population are women. So we need more women in the police force.”
Policy and Research Papers
This is the result of the review of a swedish assistance project aimed at “Enhancing the Capacity of Civilian Policing in Sri Lanka” whose specific objectives were to: (i) Improve crime investigations including crime scene examinations; (ii) Strengthen the respect and promotion of ethnic integration and human rights in SLP and; (iii) Increase management capacity of SLP. The Review was carried out in October 2007.
La communauté internationale a applaudit, jeudi 1er Octobre 2015, l’adoption d’une Résolution internationale reconnaissant l’existence de crimes de guerre au Sri Lanka qui ouvre la voie vers une réparation des victimes et une réconciliation de la population. Cette avancée résulte d’un rapport du Haut-Commissariat sur les droits de l’homme des Nations Unies sur la situation des droits de l’Homme au Sri Lanka qui a été présenté au Conseil des Droits de l’Homme le 30 septembre 2015.
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Tamil-speaking women in Sri Lanka’s north and east pushed for accountability and truth during the country’s civil war but have been marginalised during the transitional justice process. The government and international actors must include their voices and address their injustices and difficult economic situation to ensure lasting peace.
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This report focuses on reconciliation practice in Sri Lanka, a country representative of related successes and challenges, to assess its impact on preventing mass atrocity and the logic of prevention through reconciliation. Using a mixed-methods approach that includes a field experiment, interviews, and analysis of secondary data sources, the report is a follow-up to a 2015 Peaceworks, “Reconciliation in Practice,” spearheaded by the Center for Applied Research on Conflict at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Data collection for this report was supported by the Social Scientists’ Association, a Sri Lankan–based NGO.
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This policy brief draws on findings from a two-year collaborative research project on the role of borderland regions in war to peace transitions in Sri Lanka and Nepal. The research examines political and economic changes in ‘post-war’ transition from the perspective of state margins, and, by doing so, it inverts the top-down, centrist orientation that informs post-war peacebuilding and development policy.
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This book: (i) reviews how evaluation can lead the change process in policy and institutional development; (ii) presents a variety of good practices and lessons learned in building up evaluation capacities; and (iii) introduces new perspectives on evaluation capacity building.
Fragility, conflict, and violence affect development outcomes for more than two billion people. This poses a particular challenge to development organizations, governments, and NGOs alike.
On December 5, 2016, the World Bank and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy convened a day-long conference to discuss some of these challenges, share the latest research, and exchange knowledge and experience from the field.
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