Country Sri Lanka
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 11 of the Constitution adopted in 1978, and amended in 2015, includes the following provisions: No person shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka 1978 (amended in 2015), UN Women Constitutional Database

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