2010 JusticeMakers Video Profile: Harshi Perera (Sri Lanka)
Posted by Gaston Lacombe at October 15th, 2010
H.M. Harshi Chitrangi Perera (Sri Lanka) is building a systematic and competent pool of legal resources to alleviate the problems in the Sri Lankan legal system: lack of respect for the rights of the accused, their lack of knowledge of their rights, and poor training of defense attorneys. She will identify and provide a set of female pre-trial detainees with legal representation, educating female prisoners about their rights during the identification process. She will also compile a study on the state of female prison inmates for publication.