Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

The know your rights campaign was designed to increase awareness about the principal law on victims and witnesses protection, namely the Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act, No. 4 of 2015. This law details amongst others, the rights and entitlements of victims and witnesses, available remedies, assistance mechanisms, including a compensation fund, and recognizes offences that could be committed against victims and witnesses.

Victims and witnesses protection - Sinhala

Victims and witnesses protection - Tamil

Mahesh’s Story [Click on the images for better enlarge view]

Sunil’s Story [Click on the images for better enlarge view]

Booklet – Let’s Step Forward for Justice
Assistance to and Protection of Victims of Crime and Witnesses Act (No. 4 of 2015)