Provision of Human Rights Law Textbooks to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka

The Foundation transfers additional human rights literature for lawyers in Sri Lankan provinces

On 8 September 2020, the Max Planck Foundation delivered 52 copies of “International Human Rights Law and Practice” authored by Ilias Bantekas and Lutz Oette. The books were collected by the Programme Management Team of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka under the leadership of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Mr Kalinga Indatissa PC.

This collection of human rights books will be distributed to 52 local bar associations across the nine provinces of Sri Lanka. They will be accessible for use by lawyers who are members of the bar association.

The shipment of these textbooks was initially delayed due to COVID-19, this delivery will ensure that members of every bar association in Sri Lanka has access to advanced literature on civil and political rights. It complements an additional delivery of 32 copies of human rights textbooks for local bar associations made earlier in 2020. The two deliveries aim to encourage the incorporation of human rights principles in the lawyers’ daily work and to support human rights litigation across the island. The provision of legal literature additionally supplements materials provided during the course of human rights workshops delivered to lawyers in Sri Lanka between 2019-2020.

The delivery of the textbooks was completed by the Foundation with the generous financial support of the German Federal Foreign Office under the project “Capacity Building for Judges and Lawyers in Sri Lanka.”