Sri Lanka

Whither human rights in Sri Lanka?

Mar 29, 2017
The singular focus on international rights intervention is killing a once-vibrant local rights movement
From the time Sri Lanka’s civil war ended in 2009, international actors have infused narratives of the war with stories of human rights abuses. Eight years since, it has only become clear how irrelevant current human rights campaigns are to the war-torn people and their struggles.
This is not for the lack of inhuman wrongs done by the state and others — there are plenty of them in Sri Lanka as in the rest of the world. Rather, it is the singular focus on international human rights intervention that is killing a once-vibrant local human rights movement in the country.
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The Hindu, March 29, 2017

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