Mario Gomez is the Executive Director at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) in Sri Lanka. He was previously a Lecturer in public law, human rights and gender studies at the University of Colombo. He has published in the areas of human rights, constitutional reform, public law, gender equality and transitional justice. He has a PhD in law and teaches occasionally at the University of Colombo. He was a one-time member of the Law Commission of Sri Lanka, a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, and is a Member of the Board, Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia (DILA).
- The Politics of Dealing with the Past in Deeply Divided Sri Lanka. Forthcoming in Harvard Human Rights Journal.
- Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: The Right to Information in Emerging and Existing Democracies. International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES), 2017.
- Constitutionalizing Economic and Social Rights in Sri Lanka. Working Paper No 7 on Constitutional Reform, Centre for Policy Alternatives, September 2016, with Conor Hartnett and Dinesha Samararatne.
- Keeping Rights Alive: Reform and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka. Asian Yearbook of International Law, 2011 (17): 117-148.
- Implementing Socio-Economic Rights in the New Constitution of Nepal, in B. Adhikari (ed.) Nepal: Design Options for the New Constitution (pp. 306-318), Nepal Constitution Foundation, 2010.
- Sri Lanka: Case Study on Post-Conflict Justice, in M. C. Bassiouni (ed.) The Pursuit of International Criminal Justice: A World Study on Conflicts, Victimization, and Post-Conflict Justice (pp. 763-784), Intersentia, 2010.
- Constitutional Reform in the Midst of Violent Conflict, in Sri Lanka: State of Human Rights (pp. 247-270), Law & Society Trust, 2008.
- Power Sharing in Sri Lanka: Constitutional and Political Documents 1926 – 2008, Berghof Foundation and Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2008, with Rohan Edrisinha, V. T. Thamilmaran and Asanga Welikala.
- Blending Rights with Writs: Sri Lankan Public Law’s New Brew. Acta Juridica Series, Juta, 2006.
- Sri Lanka: The Law’s Response to Women Victims of Violence, in Violence, Law & Women’s Rights in South Asia (pp. 207-276), edited by Savitri Goonesekere, Sage, 2004, with Shyamala Gomez.
- National Human Rights Commissions and Internally Displaced Persons: Illustrated by the Sri Lankan Experience. Occasional Paper of the Brookings Institution, 2002.
- Preferring Women: Gender and Politics in Sri Lanka. Canadian International Development Agency’s (CIDA) Shakti Gender Equity Project, 2001, with Shyamala Gomez.
- Gender Violence in Sri Lanka: From Rights and Shame to Remedies and Change. Canadian International Development Agency’s (CIDA) Shakti Gender Equity Project, 1999, with Shyamala Gomez.
- Sri Lanka’s New Human Rights Commission. Human Rights Quarterly, 1998, 20 (2): 281-302.
- Social Economic Rights and Human Rights Commissions. Human Rights Quarterly, 1995, 17 (1): 155-169.