Centre for Asian Legal Studies


Mario GOMEZ  

Executive Director, International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), Sri Lanka
Visiting Scholar
April 2019, June 2019

Visiting Research Professor
October 2018 - December 2018

Mario Gomez is the Executive Director at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), an independent think-tank based in Sri Lanka. He was previously a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Colombo. He has a PhD in law and teaches occasionally in the University of Colombo. He was a one-time member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. His recent publications include 'The Courts Respond to Executive Tyranny in Sri Lanka', 'The Politics of Dealing with the Past in Deeply Divided Sri Lanka', 'Constitutionalizing Economic and Social Rights in Sri Lanka' (Co-author), 'Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: The Right to Information in Emerging and Existing Democracies', 'Keeping Rights Alive: Reform and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka', and 'Prosecuting Ethno-Religious Violence in Sri Lanka'.