Promoting Human Rights, the Rule of Law and Social Justice...
  • The Law & Society Trust (LST)

    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.

  • 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, periodi

  • The Law & Society Trust (LST)

    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.

Who are we?

The Law and 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.

Vision

A society which upholds human rights and dignity for all, free of social injustice and violence; through research, documentation and advocacy hold executive, legislative, judiciary, public and media institutions and civil society accountable

Mission

To promote the full realization of the rule of law, justifiability of rights, and public accountability by effectively engaging in research, documentation and advocacy

Our Aim

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.

LST Library

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.

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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.

Online Library over 8,500 volumes of books

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