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    The 2023 ANNI Report – Sri Lanka Country Chapter Launch

    The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) REPORT 

    The ANNI Report 2023 is a biennial report on the performance and establishment of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Asia. ANNI published its first report in 2007 and it continued to be published as an annual report till 2019, barring a few years in between. Since 2021, the report has been following a biennial format.

    ANNI Report 2023

    The ANNI Report 2023 assesses the performance of NHRIs in addressing and mitigating challenges, in 13 countries, for the reporting period of 2021-2022 – a time of post-pandemic response and recovery. It covers the performance assessment of thirteen NHRIs in Asia – established, or to-be established – from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022. The ANNI members in the specific countries covered primarily determined the selection of NHRIs for this report. The civil society organisations (CSOs) who authored the chapters have been engaged with NHRI advocacy in their respective countries for several years and bring a reliable perspective of their respective NHRI’s performance and its contribution to protecting and promoting human rights. The report also brings forth pressing human rights issues and challenges in Asia, as the performance of the NHRIs covered in the report is assessed against – or/and in response to – the prevailing human rights issues.

    ANNI Report 2023 –  Sri Lanka Chapter 

    FORUM-ASIA, as the Secretariat of ANNI, released the latest ANNI Report on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia in 2023, with LST authoring the Sri Lanka Country Chapter, and who conducted the performance assessment of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL).The 2023 ANNI Report – Sri Lanka Country Chapter Launch is scheduled on 30 May 2024 at Hotel Jetwing, Colombo from 10 am to 1.30 pm, and is being jointly organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), and the Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka.  The event will be held on 30 May 2024 at Hotel Jetwing, Colombo from 10 am to 1.30 pm. 

    The launch event will include a panel discussion, and will bring together representatives of the HRCSL, CSOs, and other relevant stakeholders for a critical discussion on the documentation in the 2023 ANNI Report and human rights issues in Sri Lanka; the performance of the HRCSL on its mandate to protect and promote human rights; and ways for the Commission to foster partnership and collaboration with civil society in Sri Lanka.

    The speakers at the event will include:

    1. Farah Haniffa (Commissioner, HRCSL);
    2. Kapilan Villavarajan (Director HRCSL);
    3. Shreen Saroor (Human Rights Defender); and
    4. Melani Gunathilake (Human Rights Defender)

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