STATEMENT: Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee fails women and girls in its recommendations on Article 16 (1); The Steering Committee has a chance to rectify it.

We are grateful that the Sub Committee proposing constitutional reforms on Fundamental Rights had considered the right to equality and freedom from discrimination in great detail. We appreciate that the recommendations Sub-Committee has put forth in this regard would ensure greater inclusivity and accord the right to equality to all of Sri Lanka’s citizens. It... Continue Reading →

Call for Public Release of Muslim Personal Law Reform Committee Report

Members of the Muslim Personal Law (MPL) Reform Committee: Justice Saleem Marsoof, Ms. Dilhara Amerasinghe, Justice Abdus.W.A. Salam. Hon. Mohamed Mackie, Mr. Shibly Aziz, Mr. Faisz Musthapha, Professor Sharya Scharenguivel, Dr. M.A.M. Shukri, Ash-Sheik Mohomead Magdoom Ahmad Mubarak, Ash-Sheik M.I.M Rizwe Mufthi, Deshabandu Mrs. Jezima Ismail, Mrs. Safana Gul Begum, Mrs. Fazlet Shahabdeen, Mr Razmara Abdeen, Mr.... Continue Reading →

Media roundup for September 2016

30/09/16 - The Friday Forum: SOME PRIORITY CONCERNS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM - Daily News 28/09/16 - Muslim women intimidated in male dominated Qadhi courts in Sri Lanka - Dr. M. Haris Z. Deen - The Island  23/09/16 - Muslim Personal Law Reforms Action Group calls: Release Marsoof report on Muslim Personal Law - Daily News 23/09/16 - Muslim Personal Law Reforms Committee must... Continue Reading →

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