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    Mr. Nawarathne Marasinghe is a Senior State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka, as well as an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka. As a Senior Public Prosecutor, he is responsible for the prosecution of major crimes, such as all forms of child abuse, rape, murder, offences related to narcotics and dangerous drugs, and white collar crimes. He also provides legal advice to the State, mainly to the police and the Criminal Investigation Department of Sri Lanka. Mr. Marasinghe received his LL.B. and LL.M. degrees with concentrations on Human Rights from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. He has completed multiple human rights fellowships locally and abroad. He has published many articles on children’s rights, women’s rights, and general human rights topics, as well as presented papers at various national and international conferences related to law and human rights. As a Humphrey Fellow, Mr. Marasinghe hopes to learn effective practices for the prosecution of crimes against children. He then hopes to implement more effective and child-friendly protection mechanisms for child crime victims in the Sri Lankan justice system.