Institutional dichotomies: The Solicitor-General in Sri Lanka

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Abstract

On 31 March 2011, the United Nations Secretary-General's panel of experts handed down a report on 'Accountability in Sri Lanka'. Among other things, the report observed that the Attorney-General's Department in Sri Lanka suffers from a lack of independence from the President. Further, the Department plays a dual role both advising the government and functioning as the public prosecutorial agency. The Sri Lankan Solicitor-General is part of this Department, and is therefore either paralysed by, or a product of, these institutional dichotomies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-25
Number of pages15
JournalBond Law Review
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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