Articles 2018-05-28T01:54:34+00:00

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States.

On November 1, 2012, a Universal Periodic Review of Sri-Lanka was brought into session. In preparing for this, member states, and civil society was welcomed to produce their own reports of concerns to human rights.The Human Rights and Advocacy Council of the Canadian Tamil Youth Alliance (CTYA) had submitted a report for review. One of the recommendations made by the Human Rights and Advocacy Council has been quoted in the United Nations Report under the “Information provided by other accredited national human rights institutions and other stakeholders” section.

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There is a great amount of resources available to learn more about the civil war in Sri Lanka and the ongoing genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research (ACPR) is a not-for-profit research think-tank that works on public policy issues in Sri Lanka with a special focus on issues affecting the Tamil polity in the island. http://adayaalam.org/

The ‘Stories of Resilience’ project by ACPR (http://adayaalam.org/stories-of-resilience/ ) aims to document and share stories of strength, courage and resilience of Tamil communities before, during and after the armed conflict. ACPR intends to preserve these stories for current and future generations of Tamils in Sri Lanka and the Diaspora as part of a broader conversation about Tamil identity.

Tamil Guardian is an online news site which publishes news articles on a daily basis: http://www.tamilguardian.com/

The mission of People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (PEARL) is to end the systemic human rights abuses against the Tamil population in Sri Lanka, and promote equality, rights and justice on the island. PEARL is a non-profit organization led by human rights activists concerned about the situation in Sri Lanka.