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Re Supreme Court Special Determinations Nos 6 and 7 of 1998

Country: Sri Lanka
Year: 1998
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1999] 2 LRC 579; (1998) 2 CHRLD 333
Health Topics: Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of expression, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

A Bill entitled ‘Prohibition of Ragging and Other Forms of Violence in Educational Institutions’ was drafted in response to the increase and brutality of ‘ragging’ in educational institutions. Section 17 of the Bill defined ‘ragging’ as ‘any act which causes, or is likely to cause, physical or psychological injury or mental pain or fear or …Read more

Tags: Assault, Bullying, Criminalization, Hazing, Ragging
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