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Law & Society Trust

The Law & Society Trust (LST) is a not-for-profit organisation engaged in human rights documentation, legal research and advocacy in Sri Lanka.

"All of our institutions, political and social, and our sense of moral purpose are grounded in one value i.e. the respect for the sanctity of human life. We must all resolve to restore respect for this value if we are to reconstruct a society and a future of which we can all be proud."

Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam, Founder — Law & Society Trust

NEW REPORT ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

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ANNI REPORT ON NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS

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NEW PUBLICATION: SOUTH ASIA JUDICIAL BAROMETER

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Trade unions in Sri Lanka have lost 60% of their members during …

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On 7 March 2018, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sandun Thudugala, Head of Programmes …

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(Colombo, 1 December 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and …

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Dhairya Maheshwari speaks to Executive Director of Law & Society Trust, Colombo, …

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Dinushika Dissanayake, Executive Director, Law & Society Trust “The overwhelming response from …

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The Law & Society Trust (LST) condoles the passing away of Justice …

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“මහින්ද මහත්තයා එනකං…” – 2018 පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයේ ඇඟවුම්, පාඩම් සහ ඉටු නොවූ අභිලාෂයන්

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A Snapshot of the Criminal Justice System: Building a Picture Through Sexual Violence Cases in the Court of Appeal

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State of Human Rights 2017

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LST REVIEW: LAW REFORM

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EVENTS

THE FUTURE OF REFORM: PROSPECTS FOR TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
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24 February, 2018

PRESS

Trade unions in Sri Lanka have lost 60% of their members during …

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PRESS

On 7 March 2018, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sandun Thudugala, Head of Programmes …

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PRESS

(Colombo, 1 December 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and …

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PRESS

Dhairya Maheshwari speaks to Executive Director of Law & Society Trust, Colombo, …

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PRESS

Dinushika Dissanayake, Executive Director, Law & Society Trust “The overwhelming response from …

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PRESS

The Law & Society Trust (LST) condoles the passing away of Justice …

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“Dinushika Dissanayake, the Executive Director of the Law and Society Trust stressed …

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“The tragedy of Meethotamulla is that it is the outcome of planned …

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The UNDEF-funded project will empower citizen forums at village level, with the …

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The Law & Society Trust (LST) voices its grave concern over the …

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LST is gravely concerned over the events that occurred in Aluthgama and …

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Development should be a forerunner to the protection of people’s political, economic …

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“මහින්ද මහත්තයා එනකං…” – 2018 පළාත් පාලන මැතිවරණයේ ඇඟවුම්, පාඩම් සහ ඉටු නොවූ අභිලාෂයන්

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A Snapshot of the Criminal Justice System: Building a Picture Through Sexual Violence Cases in the Court of Appeal

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State of Human Rights 2017

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LST REVIEW: LAW REFORM

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Reconciling Rights, Responsibilities and Disjunctures: An Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Post-War Development Drive

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LST Review: Land Rights and Justice in Sri Lanka

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The Quest for Redemption: The Story of the Northern Muslims

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ANNI Report on National Human Rights Institutions

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A Snapshot of the Criminal Justice System: Building a Picture Through Sexual Violence Cases in the Court of Appeal

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Prosecuting War-related Rape and Sexual Violence Against Women in Sri Lanka: Lessons from Feminist Perspectives

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The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice

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Biting the Bullet: Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-war Sri Lanka

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Aspects of 50 Years of Law, Justice and Governance in Sri Lanka

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Language Rights in Sri Lanka: Enforcing Tamil as a National Language

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The Land Development Ordinance: Key Concerns and Ideas for Reform

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Bribery Act of 1954

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EVENTS

THE FUTURE OF REFORM: PROSPECTS FOR TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE & ECONOMIC JUSTICE
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24 February, 2018

ONLINE CATALOGUE
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