Professor Wasantha Seneviratne currently serves as the Head of the Department and the Chair Professor of Public and International Law attached to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Also, she is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, a research institute affiliated to University of Colombo. She has been teaching, researching and publishing in International Law, Human Rights Law and Humanitarian Law for about 28 years and teaches Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in many law teaching institutions in Sri Lanka. She has authored, edited and published a number of book chapters, research articles in local and international journals and presented several research papers at several international and local research conferences. Theories of Public International Law, humanitarian interventions and use of force, concept of responsibility to protect and its application in current situations, continued relevance of humanitarian law in post conflict situations, transitional justice and human rights application in armed conflicts are some of the key areas of her research. Currently, she serves as the editor in chief of the ‘Sri Lanka Journal of International Law’ a refereed journal published by University of Colombo and is the Chair Professor and the Head of Public and International Law Department of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo. Prof. Seneviratne is the Director of the Centre or the Study of Human Rights,. She is the coordinator of Masters in Human Rights programme in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in University of Colombo. She engages in dissemination of knowledge in the community and in particular to members of the armed forces and the Police. She served as a Member of the Expert Committee on making a New Constitution, Team Leader, Member of the National Monitoring Committee of Child Rights and a Member of the Law Reforms Committee of the National Child Protection Authority and a Member of the Former National Steering Committee on Police Reforms. Recently one of her key publications was launched by Brill International Publishers that is the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Sri Lanka Volume for which she is the State Volume Editor.
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