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Final Report of the Commission Of Inquiry into Involuntary Removal and Disappearance of Certain Persons (All Island)
 
SESSIONAL PAPER No: I -- 2001


FINAL REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO INVOLUNTARY REMOVAL AND DISAPPEARANCE OF CERTAIN PERSONS (ALL ISLAND)



Appointed by Her Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka, by Warrant No: SP/6/N/214/97, dated 30th April, 1998


REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON DISAPPEARANCES (ALL ISLAND)


Contents: Volume -- I

Acknowledgements
Map of the Places where the Commission had Sittings
Abbreviations used in the Report


Part I -- General

I The Mandate
II The Present Whereabouts of Disappeared Persons
III Responsibility for the Disappearances
IV Legal Proceedings Regarding those Responsible
V Preventive Measures
VI Recommendation on Relief to Affected Persons

Part II -- Special Issues

VII Alleged Disappearances not within Mandate
VIII Disappearances from the Jaffna District
IX Disappearances from the Eastern Province
X Incidents of Abductions and Disappearances in the, Border Villages
XI Evidence of Special Witnesses and Representatives of, Non-Governmental Organisations Active in the North
XII Summary of Recommendations

Part III -- Annexures

I Mandate of the Commission
II Places where Commission had Sittings
III Detention Camps Referred to by Witnesses
IV Particulars of the Prosecutions Initiated up to 1st January, 2000
V Extract from Prisons Ordinance
VI A Survey of the Japanese Criminal Justice System
VII Children or Siblings of Disappeared Persons to whom Scholarships are Recommended
VIII List of Complainants to whom Vocational Training is Recommended
IX List of Complainants to whom Counseling is Recommended
X List of NGOs which gave Evidence
X (a) List of Political Parties which gave Evidence
XI Figures on Alleged Disappearances not within Mandate
XII Newspaper Notices on Jaffna Sessions
XIII Correspondence with Security Forces for Information on those Responsible for Disappearances
XIII (a) Letter from Army Commander on Inability to Furnish Names of Unit Heads
XIV IGP's Circular on Retention of Information Books
XIV (a) List of Government Circulars on Relief
XIV (b) Problems on Payments of Compensation to State Employees
XIV (c) Public Administration Ministry's Ruling on who is a Terrorist for Relief Purposes
XV Extract from NE Commission's Report on the Disappearances at Sathurukondan
XVI Directions Issued by Her Excellency the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence
XVII List of Returned Detainees' Cases where Well-Founded Evidence of Abductors is Available



[** AHRC would like to thank Ms. Josefina Bergsten and Ms. Na Hee-jin for their work to prepare this document to be posted on to this web site]

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX

Chapter X

Chapter XI

Chapter XII



Posted on: 2003-06-15



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