Justice and Reconciliation are two key thematic areas explored by Verité’s legal research practice. Previous research includes an assessment of Sri Lanka’s justice system for children and the other existing justice systems and its institutions. Verité has also analysed the rights of trafficked workers and key stakeholders complicit in the trafficking of persons. Currently, Verité is focusing on addressing the needs of former stateless persons in the plantation sector.
Verité’s research on reconciliation focused on monitoring the progress of national reconciliation based on commitment to the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) across several years. In addition, Verité monitors Sri Lanka’s progress on measures dealing with human rights, accountability and transitional justice, based on the government’s commitment to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Resolution 30/1.