21 Nov 2013

Visas revoked for IBA human rights meeting in Sri Lanka

The International Bar Association has had to cancel the conference it planned to hold in Sri Lanka after the government revoked visas for conference speakers.

Sri Lankan government revoked conference visas Russell Shively

The conference was planned jointly by the Human Rights Insitutute, an arm of the International Bar Association, and the Sri Lanka Bar Association and would have included more than 200 lawyers and diplomats. Chris Moore, president of the New Zealand Law Society, said: 'The New Zealand Law Society joins the International Bar Association in condemning the continued refusal of the Sri Lankan government to recognise human rights and the rule of law.' Source: National Business Review