Research

Up-country Tamils: Charting a New Future

The conference will bring together scholars of Up-country Tamils in ...

Filling the Gaps: Giving Shape to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process

ICES 2016 project on transitional justice is a continuation from the previous transitional justice projects. This focus this year will be on the themes of truth-seeking prosecutions reparations and ...

Facilitating the inclusion of civil and political rights of persons with disabilities in the new constitution of Sri Lanka

On 8thFebruary 2016 disability rights activists, interested individuals and organizations, met at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), to discuss the possibility of developing a proposal on disability right for ...

Identifying Post-War Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women in Sri Lanka

Poverty levels among women in the war-affected Northern Province are among the highest in the country. Since the end of the war in 2009, there have been several initiatives by the Government, the non-governmental and ...

Fostering Pluralistic Memories and Collective Resilience in Fragile Transitional Justice Processes

In the aftermath of protracted civil conflicts, as in Sri Lanka’s case, truth and reconciliation processes have come to be accepted as the normal process forward to ...

Building Resilient Communities

The ending of the war was seen by many as a paradigm-shifting moment in the country’s history. But more than four years since the end of the war Sri Lanka remains a troubled nation. New forms of conflict are emerging along with new majority-minority configurations. This project seeks to address ...

Involuntary Resettlement: A Cross Country Study on Urban Inequality and Poverty

Inequality and poverty are mutually reinforcing phenomena and processes. Poverty creating and reducing processes take place in interaction with markets and socio-economic conditions, and are marked by aspects such as inclusion and exclusion. This research ...

Narratives of Intimate Partner Violence within Women’s Organisations

Studies on intimate partner violence make the claim and when women victim survivors of violence seek assistance from family members, friends, co-workers, neighbours, employers, and/or faith-based leaders, they are most likely ...

The Practice of Human Rights Claims-making in Sri Lanka: Towards a ‘Thick’ Description

This project takes as its object of study the practice of human rights claims-making in Sri Lanka. By ‘practice’, the idea is to map human rights claims-making in terms of the performance of it, i.e. what human rights practitioners in non-government organisations (NGOs) ...

From War to Peace – People’s Perceptions from the North and East

This is a context analysis that traces the process of reconciliation in Sri Lanka since May 2009 to December 2012, from the prism of people’s perceptions, especially that of the resettling communities in the North and East directly affected by the war. This report is ...
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