Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
In 2011, in the National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Sri Lanka 2011–2016, Sri Lanka’s Government stated:
Internal displacement in Sri Lanka predominately stems from man-made conflicts as well as natural disasters. With the end of the long term internal conflict the Government’s commitment towards the protection of rights of the displaced civilians has been granted the high priority.
In a table entitled “Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)”, the Government further stated:
1. Policy, institutional arrangement and coordination
1.1 A comprehensive protective framework and mechanism for displaced persons through the adoption of a National Policy on Displacement
1.1.c Need to enhance current legal, procedural and policy framework to better protect the rights of internally displaced persons including the right to housing restitution
Develop a legislative framework of IDPs’ rights, and the right to non-discrimination between:
1) classes/categories of IDPs and
2) IDPs and other citizens/persons, and
3) the right to housing and restitution.