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Sri Lanka Draft Counter Terrorism Act of 2018

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Summary The draft Counter Terrorism Act of 2018 (CTA)[1] represents a significant improvement over previous proposals to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA),[2] although several  problematic provisions remain. The bill narrows definitions of terrorism acts, strengthens protections against custodial torture and coerced confessions, reduces pre-charge and pre-trial detention periods, and increases access by suspects to legal counsel and family members. Related Content Sri Lanka Draft Counter Terrorism Act of 2018 Human Rights Watch Submission to Parliament Critically, the drafters resisted…

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