The removal from office in Sri Lanka of Chief Justice Bandaranayake was unlawful, is undermining public confidence in the rule of law, and threatening to eviscerate the country’s judiciary as an independent guarantor of constitutional rights, states an International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) report, released April 2013.
The IBAHRI report, 'A Crisis of Legitimacy: The Impeachment of Chief Justice Bandaranayake and the Erosion of the Rule of Law in Sri Lanka', finds the legal profession in Sri Lanka to be in a perilous state.
This film summarises the situation in Sri Lanka and gives some background to the report before discussing its findings and recommendations.
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