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Name: Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka Act (No. 21 of 1996).
Country: Sri Lanka
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1996-08-21
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, Supplement, 18 p.
ISN: LKA-1996-L-47404
Bibliography: Government Gazette, Supplement, 18 p.
Legislaton on website Legislaton on website Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-02-28)
Abstract/Citation: Establishes a Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka with the function of investigating human rights abuses and making recommendations to the Government to ensure the implementation of international treaties in the field of human rights. S. 28 requires that the Commission be notified of any arrest or detention of a person under the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (No. 48 of 1979) or the regulations under the Public Security Ordinance. The Commission may authorise a person to enter any place of detention to make inquiries.

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