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OHCHR preliminary comments on Sri Lanka’s draft Anti-Terrorism Bill


03 May 2023

The present document contains some preliminary comments by OHCHR on elements of the draft Anti-Terrorism Bill (ATA), and their relationship with the obligations incumbent on Sri Lanka under international human rights law. It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive analysis or enumeration of concerns but is offered as the basis for further technical exchanges and to inform public debate.  OHCHR understands that the draft bill will undergo further review and stand ready to provide further comments and inputs in line with international standards.