Concept Note: Regional RTI Experts Meeting in Dhaka

Posted on 31, October 2017

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The Social Architects (TSA), Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) and Research Initiatives Bangladesh are holding a regional meeting in Dhaka, bringing together members and staff of Information Commissions from 4 countries in the region (Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka), and from South and East Africa, along with lawyers, journalists and civil society members over two days. Discussants will reflect on the strategies adopted to operationalize information commissions, and activate their processes, and to share best practices, with a particular focus on the provision of new remedies to protect fundamental rights, and on ensuring accountability of both public and private authorities. The convening will be preceded by a day of more intensive interaction by a team form Sri Lanka with members of the Bangladesh Information Commission and civil society members who have been closely involved in supporting the Commission in its work

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A Call for Accountability: Death of a Young Woman in Kilinochchi

Posted on 3, April 2014

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Death of a Young Woman

On November 28, 2013 a pregnant mother from Malaiyalapuram North (Malaiyalapuram), in Kilinochchi District, died at Jaffna Teaching Hospital. She was 17 and 2/7 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. She had been injected with Jadelle,] a Progestogen-only subdermal implant (PODSI), on September 07, 2013. The deceased – Ms. Manjula Satheeshkumar – was twenty-six-years-old. She was married and had one boy child

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Reevaluating Sri Lanka’s LLRC Progress: Part One

Posted on 24, March 2014

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Last March, The Social Architects (TSA) released its third report, “The Numbers Never Lie.” The report provided extensive information about the Government of Sri Lanka’s (GoSL) progress in implementing the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations. Again, TSA’s partners

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