HRC gets boost from Switzerland
[March 30, 2004
- 8.00 GMT

The Ambassador of Switzerland Bernardino Regazzoni and the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Sri Lanka Radhika Coomaraswamy March 26 signed an Agreement providing Rs. 3.8 million to support a programme to combat torture through monitoring places of detention in Sri Lanka.

The HRC will recruit ten persons as Investigating Officers to carry out surprise visits to custodial institutions including police stations, prisons, juvenile homes and psychiatric institutions, as an effective check against human rights abuses in such places. The Officers will examine the procedures and conditions in these institutions for consistency with national law and international standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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