Sri Lanka. New Emergency Regulations - Erosion of
Human Rights Protection
Detrimental effect of emergency regulations on human rights.
An increase in torture, "disappearances" and deaths in custody have
been reported in Sri Lanka since new emergency regulations were introduced
by the President in May 2000. Amnesty International is concerned that
wider powers given to the security forces under these emergency regulations
may have contributed to the increase. The regulations confer powers of
arrest to "any authorized person" in addition to the police and armed
forces, and considerably extends their powers to detain.
Amnesty International today released a report entitled "Sri Lanka: New
emergency regulations - erosion of human rights protection". In particular, the report highlights the removal of several safeguards
against arbitrary arrest and detention and the danger this poses for the
safety of detainees.
Lęs rapporten her: http://www.web.amnesty.org/ai.nsf/index/ASA370192000