Tuesday, August 14, 2018 05:17:10 PM

Deep Impact: Emmerson’s Report Reveals Lasting Legacy of PTA

By Raisa Wickrematunge - Wed Aug 08, 2:23 am

Featured image courtesy Middle East Online 

On July 23, former UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, Ben Emmerson released a report following on from his visit to Sri Lanka in 2017.

Emmerson pulled no punches in his report – saying that the need for repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) was “unequivocal” while urging that any replacement legislation be aligned with international standards.

“The case for repealing and replacing the #PTA is unequivocal” @BenEmmerson1 recommends an immediate moratorium on PTA, take urgent steps to repeal it – https://t.co/BcMl7Rs9Qj #lka #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/3RiKZqxUI7

— Groundviews (@groundviews) July 25, 2018

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