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Substantial drop in human rights petitions

Jan 10, 2011 6:04:51 AM - itnnews.lk

A substantial drop in the number of Human Rights petitions filed in the Supreme Court has been reported.

Supreme Court reports indicate that there is a clear decrease in the number of Fundamental rights petitions filed in the Supreme Court. 669 petitions were filed last year while in 2009, 1010 petitions were filed. The majority of the petitions have already been heard while a few are pending.