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


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


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


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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