UN Convention Against Corruption

This commitment requires Sri Lanka to ensure compliance with UNCAC. Compliance status of the mandatory provisions are as follows:  

Article 32 - Protection of witnesses, experts and victims

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  • Article 32.5 Enable the views and concerns of victims to be presented and considered at appropriate stages of criminal proceedings against offenders in a manner not prejudicial to the rights of the defense.

  • Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC), Ministry of Justice, National Authority for the Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses

  • • Section 25 (2) of the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act No. 4 of 2015 notes that protection that can be prescribed by Courts and Commissions for victims and witnesses must not cause any prejudice to the rights and entitlements of the person suspected or accused of the offence.

    • Section 260 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act No 15 of 1979 provides that every person accused before any criminal court may of right be defended by an attorney at law, and every aggrieved party shall have the right to be represented in court by an attorney at law.

    Link to Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act http://srilankalaw.lk/YearWisePdf/2015/ASSISTANCE_TO_AND_PROTECTION_OF_VICTIMS_OF_CRIME_AND_WITNESSES_ACT,_No._4_OF_2015.pdf

    Link to Code of Criminal Procedure Act http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/research/srilanka/statutes/Code_of_Criminal_Procedure_Act.pdf

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