Current Research

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) ...

The South Asia Regional Project on Justice

Through a series of vectors the project will interrogate how the practices of law both inhibit and forward a more nuanced knowledge on what constitutes justice in South Asia. If, on the ...

Promoting Religious Harmony and Inter-Faith Dialogue

Through research, dialogue, education, and community interventions, this project will enhance understanding between and amongst different religious groups in Sri Lanka ...