Discussion on Documentation in a Post-War Context

February 28, 2017

The Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research in collaboration with P.E.A.R.L. and the Forum on Contemporary Issues at the Department of Law (Jaffna University) hosted a discussion on “Documentation in the Post-War Context” featuring the release of:

“Human Rights Documentation in a Transitional Justice Context” – a booklet prepared by Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research

AND

“Erasing the Past: Repression of Memorialization in the North-East” – a report prepared by P.E.A.R.L.

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan
“Reflecting diverse and marginalized experiences in documenting the war”

Mario Arulthas
“Politics of Memorialization”

Shalin Uthayarasa
“Challenges and obstacles in documenting memorialization”

Moderated by:
Kumaravadivel Guruparan, Head, Department of Law, UoJ

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES:

Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan is a Visiting Professor at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College, a Senior Research Scholar at the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender. She is also the Founder/Director of the Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative.www.deviarchy.com

Mr. Mario Arulthas is the Advocacy Director of People for Equality and Relief in Lanka (P.E.A.R.L.)

Mr. Shalin is a journalist based in Jaffna who has reported extensively on human rights violations in the North-East over the past years.

 

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