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November 16, 2022The Crisis in Sri Lanka: Human Rights in Peril

Visiting Fellow Ermiza Tegal and Niyanthini Kadirgamar dissect the multiple ongoing crises of politics, economy and human rights in Sri Lanka.

Following a talk on the crisis in Sri Lanka at the Harvard Law School on 27th October 2022, this blog written by the presenters was published by the Human Rights Program and International Human Rights Clinic.

The authors, Ermiza Tegal is a lawyer in Sri Lanka and currently a visiting fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World. Niyanthini Kadirgamar is a PhD student in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The authors are members of the Feminist Collective for Economic Justice.

The discussion explored the unfolding developments in Sri Lanka, the responses of the government and international actors, and possibilities for a justice-oriented, people-centered approach to resolving the crisis.