Mario Gomez is the Executive Director at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, an independent think-tank in Sri Lanka. He has a doctorate in law and over 30 years of experience in academia, human rights, and conflict transformation. He was previously a Lecturer at the University of Colombo, where he taught public law and legal theory. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government and a member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka for ten years. He has published in the areas of public law, human rights, gender equality and transitional justice.
Recent and forthcoming publications include ‘Advancing Economic and Social Rights through National Human Rights Institutions’, ‘Prosecuting Religious Violence in Sri Lanka’, ‘The Right to Information and Transformative Development Outcomes’, ‘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), ‘Keeping Rights Alive: Reform and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka’, ‘The Death Penalty in Sri Lanka: Hanging by a Thread’, ‘Constitutional Change and Institutional Resilience in Sri Lanka’, ‘Cutting a New Edge: Mixing Writs with Rights in Sri Lanka’, and ‘Institutional Resilience and Political Transitions in Sri Lanka and Beyond’(Co-author).