Practice Relating to Rule 93. Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence
In 2008, in its initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the 2000 Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, Sri Lanka stated:
83. In accordance with resolution 1612 and Section VI, paragraph 2 of the Terms of Reference of the Working Group o[f] the [UN] Security Council on children and armed conflict, the TFMR [Task Force for Monitoring and Reporting] will focus on violations against children affected by armed conflict …
84. … [V]iolations and abuses committed against children affected by armed conflict including … rape and other grave sexual violence against children … will … be addressed.
In 2008, in its combined third and fourth periodic reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, Sri Lanka stated: “Several amendments were made to the Penal Code by Amendment Act No. 16 of 2006 to bring offences against children, in particular sexual offences, in line with international norms and standards.”