Deep concerns about bill on judiciary in Sri Lanka

Judges for Judges and four Commonwealth Associations (of Magistrates and Judges, Lawyers, Legal Education and Journalists) are deeply concerned about proposed amendments to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. These would in effect relegate the Judiciary to a position inferior to that of the Executive and Legislature.

In this joint statement the five organizations call upon the government and parliament of Sri Lanka to ensure that any constitutional changes are consistent with the Commonwealth fundamental values and international standards relating on the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers.