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  • SHR 2013 (covering the years 2011-2012)SHR 2013 (covering the years 2011-2012) Price:US $ 6 Rs 350.00
  • THE MARCH 2014 RESOLUTION ON SRI LANKA BY THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCILVolume 24, Issue 318 April 2014 Edited by; Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena Rs 220.00
  • PARLIAMENT & THE IMPEACHMENT OF SUPERIOR COURT JUDGESVolume 24, Issue 316 & 317 February & March 2014 Edited by; Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena Rs 220.00
  • PUBLIC TRUST DOCTRINE AS ‘PEOPLE’S SOVEREIGNTY’: A NARRATIVE BEYOND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONSVolume 24, Issue 315 January 2014 Edited by; Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena Rs 220.00
  • THE JUDICIAL MIND IN SRI LANKA; RESPONDING TO THE PROTECTION OF MINORITY RIGHTSBy Jayantha de Almeida Guneratne, Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena & Gehan Gunatilleke. Edited by; Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena Rs 420.00
  • NEITHER RESTRAINT NOR REMEDY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF SRI LANKA Rs 450.00
  • මේ සරු පස නොවේ Rs 250.00
  • මුක්තිය උදෙසා ගවේෂණය; උතුරුකරයේ මුස්ලිම්වරුන්ගේ වෘත්තාන්තය Rs 650.00
  • NOT THIS GOOD EARTH;THE RIGHT TO LAND,DISPLACED PERSONS AND THE LAW IN SRI LANKA Rs 450.00
  • THE WRIT OF AMPARO;PROPOSING AN ALTERNATIVE REMEDY TO HABEAS CORPUS IN SRI LANKAVolume 23 Issue 309 July 2013 Rs 220.00
  • REMEMBERING SUNILA ABEYSEKERA SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN NORTHERN SRI LANKAVolume 24 Issue 313 & 314 December 2013 Rs 220.00
  • A MARIONETTE OF THE STATE; SRI LANKA'S HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DURING 2012Volume 24 Issue 311 September 2013 Rs 220.00
  • Sri Lanka at the Universal Periodic Review, United Nations,2012;Submissions and ReflectionsVolume 23 Issue 304 February 2013 Rs 220.00
  • THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING IN THE VANNI: A QUESTION OF RELEVANT POLICY?Volume 22 Issue 297 July 2012 Rs 220.00
  • RECONCILIATION IMPERATIVES FOR SRI LANKAVolume 22 Issue 296 June 2012 Rs 220.00
  • MEDIA POLICY AND LAW IN INDIAVolume 22 Issue 295 May 2012 Rs 220.00
  • MEDIA POLICY AND LAW IN SRI LANKA - PART 11 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN SRI LANKAVolume 22 Issue 293 & 294 March & April 2012 Rs 220.00
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    About the Law & Society Trust


    The Law & Society Trust (LST) is a not for profit organization engaged in human rights documentation, legal research and advocacy based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

    Our aim is to use rights based strategies in research, documentation and advocacy in order to promote and protect human rights, enhance public accountability and respect for the rule of law. Some of our main activities include legal education and skills training, publications, rights awareness raising, dissemination of information, networking & coalition building at a national and international level.

    The LST Library consists of over 8,500 volumes of books, including a rare collection of early Sri Lankan legal literature as well as contemporary archival material, such as New Law Reports, the Sri Lanka Law Reports, Legislative Enactments, Parliamentary Debates and Government Gazette Extraordinary as well as Indian Law Reports, academic journals, periodicals and reports.

    Since 1993 LST has published the Sri Lanka: State of Human Rights, which is an annual survey of human rights issues, drawing contributors from across the human rights community.

    Our monthly publication, the LST Review, which has appeared without interruption since 1990, is a journal of legal education pertaining to topical legal matters and human rights issues. The LST Review is edited by Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena.

    Civil & Political Rights Programme
    The underlying rationale of the work of the Programme is to ensure that civil and political rights, formally established in national and international law, are respected in fact and able to be enjoyed by average citizens in Sri Lanka.

    The research has a specific relationship to ‘law in practice’ and legal advocacy in order to enable an infusion of practical legal knowledge into the research with the objective of building bridges between academic research and practical initiatives/developments in the legal system. The Programme attempts to engage particularly in practical advocacy with people at the grass roots level on whom the violation of rights impacts the most.

    The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Programme
    The ESCR Programme promotes awareness and respect for a range of economic, social and cultural rights; and their protection through advocacy on reform of laws, policies and institutions. Its strategies include fact-finding and documentation, and research and analysis, using publications and public forums; strengthening civil society networks and coalitions at national and regional-level, and direct action through public protests and solidarity initiatives.

    Human Rights in Conflict Programme
    The Human Rights in Conflict Programme engages in research, analysis, documentation, advocacy, activism and training along with other partners in order to influence decision makers.

    The Law & Society Trust is a founder member of the Asian Forum on Human Rights and Development (Forum – Asia) and South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) and an active participant in several regional and international networks.


     

    Profile

    The Law & Society Trust (LST) is a legal research and advocacy organisation founded in 1982 in Colombo, Sri Lanka by the late Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam.

    Our Goals are the promotion of legal reforms for access to justice, justiciability of rights, and public accountability.

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    Law & Society Trust
    No. 3 , Kynsey Terrace
    Colombo 8
    Sri Lanka
    Tel: 94 11 2684845 / 94 11 2691228
    Fax: 94 11 2686843 Email: lst@eureka.lk