Practice Relating to Rule 92. Mutilation and Medical, Scientific or Biological Experiments
Sri Lanka’s Geneva Conventions Act (2006) includes the following grave breach as an indictable offence: “inhuman treatment, including biological experiments”.
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 … maiming of children … will also be addressed.