Project Code: STATE-LKA-36

Investigate and Document Contemporary Human Rights and Religious Freedom Violations in Sri Lanka

Project Title Investigate and Document Contemporary Human Rights and Religious Freedom Violations in Sri Lanka
Project Summary Research human rights and religious freedom issues in Sri Lanka. Document and catalog alleged violations and coordinate with the Embassy Colombo Political section to identify key issues for additional investigation and assist Political officers in preparing official reports and cables.
Country Sri Lanka
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post COLOMBO
Section POL
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Research and analyze open source reporting (NGO reports, digital newspapers, social media) to document reports of human rights and religious freedom issues in Sri Lanka. Coordinate with U.S. Embassy Colombo’s Human Rights Officer to identify areas for further investigation. Your research will be used to draft the Department of State’s annual Human Rights and International Religious Freedom Reports and other political reporting. These Congressionally mandated reports provide the Ambassador and policy makers in Washington with clear and balanced accounts of conditions in-country and give policy makers a solid foundation on which to push the government for better human rights and religious freedom practices.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Research
Additional Information

For additional information please review:
The 2019 Human Rights Report @ https://www.state.gov/reports/2019-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/sri-lanka/
The 2019 International Religious Freedom Report @ https://www.state.gov/international-religious-freedom-reports/

NGO reporting @
https://www.hrw.org/asia/sri-lanka
https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/asia-and-the-pacific/sri-lanka/
https://www.crisisgroup.org/asia/south-asia/sri-lanka