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Matale Mass Grave: Forensic Archaeology Report

The Forensic Archaeology report was submitted by Professor Raj Somadeva, Professor in Archaeology & Consultant Field Archaeologist at Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Sri Lanka to the Matale Magistrate in March 2013. The report summarises the observations and conclusions of the forensic archaeological examination carried out by him following the discovery of 154 skeletal remains at the Hospital premises in Matale.

Download: Human Skeletal Remains Found at the District General Hospital Premises in Matale [pdf: 7.17MB] - Published: March 2013

'Habeas Corpus in Sri Lanka: A study by Law & Society Trust

The writ of habeas corpus remains one of the cornerstones of ensuring the liberty of persons and is a crucial antecedent to the right of judicial review of an enforced disappearance. This study examines the efficacy of habeas corpus remedy in the context of arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances in Sri Lanka.

Download: Habeas Corpus in Sri Lanka [pdf: 6,40MB] - Published: January 2011

Missing Persons: A hidden tragedy

The report published by the International Committee of the Red Cross focuses on the enforced disappearances in countries including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Congo, Balkans etc.

Download: Missing Persons: A hidden tragedy [pdf: 782kb] - Published: August 2007


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