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Sri Lanka’s Authoritarian Turn: The Need for International Action - International Crisis Group

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Sri Lanka’s Authoritarian Turn: The Need for International Action

Asia Report N°24320 Feb 2013

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Government attacks on the judiciary and political dissent have accelerated Sri Lanka’s authoritarian turn and threaten long-term stability and peace. The government’s politically motivated impeachment of the chief justice reveals both its intolerance of dissent and the weakness of the political opposition. By incapacitating the last institutional check on the executive, the government has crossed a threshold into new and dangerous terrain, threatening prospects for the eventual peaceful transfer of power through free and fair elections. Strong international action should begin with Sri Lanka’s immediate referral to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) and a new resolution from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) calling for concrete, time-bound actions to restore the rule of law, investigate rights abuses and alleged war crimes by government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and devolve power to Tamil and Muslim areas of the north and east.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 15:52  

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