Capacity Building for Judges and Lawyers in Sri Lanka

Judges and lawyers play an increasingly vital role in Sri Lanka, as the country strengthens its democracy, through accountability and access to justice. With the introduction of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, particularly provisions furthering the independence of the judiciary, the legal system of Sri Lanka has been strengthened.

The Foundation is implementing a project to provide technical legal assistance and capacity building to judges and lawyers to increase their familiarity with public and international law. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the rule of law and to empower legal actors in Sri Lanka.

The engagement of the Foundation will include Roundtable Discussions with the senior judiciary on comparative human rights law to foster dialogue on cutting-edge issues, as well as Workshops for the lower judiciary across the provinces on public and international law. These activities will be complemented by parallel workshops with lawyers across the country. This shall develop capabilities and competencies, and also increase the understanding and awareness of key principles of public law amongst key players in the machinery of justice.


German Foreign Office


1 February 2019 – 31 July 2020

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