Tamil Diplomat

Challenging Sri Lanka’s Sixth Amendment

Would you talk a bit about the motion that you and some colleagues will be filing with the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC)?

The Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution criminalizes peaceful advocacy for an independent state. In highlighting this fact, a former Judge of the High Court of Madras (India) Justice K.P. Sivasubramaniam, the former U.S. Attorney General, Mr. Ramsey Clark, and I signed a communication to be filed with the UN Human Rights Committee with respect to the Sixth Amendment. Through this communication, the TGTE is calling all progressive lawyers from across the globe to lend their support and provide legal representation for this communication.