Advancing Institutional Capacity in the Sri Lankan Justice System
As Sri Lanka continues to strengthen its democracy and develop mechanisms for ensuring an effective access to justice and improved accountability, it becomes increasingly crucial to engage with representatives from all branches of the justice system.
Building on previous projects and engagements that the Foundation has had with partners in Sri Lanka, including the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and the Judges’ Institute, the Foundation will continue to support and facilitate dialogue on pressing issues amongst different actors in the justice system, complemented by comparative international law practices, research support and legal literature.
The Foundation will implement this project to provide technical legal assistance and capacity building to various groups, including the judiciary, lawyers and law enforcement practitioners. The project will combine a variety of activities, inter alia, training-of-trainer workshops, seminars, legal research and one conference on select rule of law topics. These will increase the familiarity of participants with public and international law matters and will ensure a multiplying effect long term.
The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the rule of law and uphold justice, thus ultimately building long-term institutional trust. Inparticular, it aims to support and strengthen the capacity of actors in the justice system to fulfil their respective mandates and to ensure compliance with Sri Lanka’s international obligations.
1 August 2020 – 31 December 2022
The Foundation successfully conducted second Trainer-of-trainers Workshop for Lawyers of the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka
The Foundation successfully convenes conference on the theme “Re-Imagining Workers’ Rights in the Post-Pandemic Era” in cooperation with the Law & Society Trust in Colombo
Foundation successfully concludes capacity building workshop for members of the Sri Lankan Police Service
Trainer-of-trainers Workshop for the Attorney General’s Department in Sri Lanka
Two workshops on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Sri Lanka successfully Implemented
Workshop on ‘Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment and Regional Co-operation’ for ASEAN Member States delivered in Viet Nam
Human Rights Seminar for Judges in Sri Lanka Successfully Concluded
Seminar for lawyers of Uva and Sabaragamuwa Provinces of Sri Lanka successfully concluded
Seminar for lawyers in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province successfully concluded
Online book launch of “Fundamental Rights in Sri Lanka” by Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne
Seminar for Lawyers held by the Foundation in partnership with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka
Training-of-Trainers for Senior Lawyers held by the Foundation in partnership with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka
The Foundation conducts Training-of-Trainers Workshop for Lawyers in cooperation with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka
The Foundation launches a new project in Sri Lanka