The ICHR Colombo 2016 focuses on a broad range of topics related to Human Rights, Citizenship and Democratization.

Main theme: Human Rights, Citizenship and Democratisation

Sub themes

Sub Theme 1: Critical and Emerging Issues in Human Rights

Focus areas:

  • Theoretical and Conceptual issues of Human Rights
  • Emerging Trends in Human Rights
  • Human Rights Protection in Armed Conflict Situations

Sub Theme 2: International Human Rights Framework

     Focus areas:

  • International Human Rights Protection Mechanisms
  • Regional Human Rights Protection Systems

Sub Theme 3: Citizenship, Democratisation and Peacebuilding

Focus areas:

  • Good Governance and the Rule of Law
  • Citizenship and Democracy
  • Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding

Sub Theme 4: Human Rights and Society

Focus areas:

  • The Role of Social Movements and/or Civil Society
  • Human Rights Education and Activism

Sub Theme 5: Domestic Human Rights Framework in Sri Lanka

Focus areas:

  • Fundamental Rights
  • Legal Redress Mechanisms
  • Constitutional Reforms and Human Rights
  • State Sovereignty and Human Rights Protection

Sub Theme 6: Human Rights of Specific Groups

Focus areas:

  • Women’s Rights
  • Children’s Rights
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Rights of Differently Abled Persons
  • LGBTQI Rights

Guidelines for the abstract

  • Medium: English
  • Word limit: 250 words.
  • Paper size: A4 (21×29.7 cm)
  • Font type: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12
  • Line spacing: 1.5 (18 pt), one column of text
  • Paragraph: Justified, No indent, No extra spacing before or after, No special effects
  • Borders and shading: No
  • The submission should include a maximum of 5 references
  • Abstracts should be submitted in the Pre-registration template (click to download template) and emailed to
  • Deadline: 30th of April 2016.
  • Authors of selected abstracts will be requested to submit full Conference Papers

Guidelines for the Full Paper

  • Author of selected abstracts need to submit the full conference papers not exceeding 2500 words.
  • All authors must register for the conference before 15 July 2016
  • All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work.
  • Conference Paper to be submitted in PDF format and emailed to:
  • Deadline: 30 June 2016