Sri Lanka: UN resolution the first step on rocky path to accountability

The Sri Lanka resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Thursday establishes an international investigation mechanism to probe alleged war crimes of the past as well as monitor ongoing human......

Sterile UNHRC and Defiant Colombo: Targeting women and the spirit of resistance

As the 25thsession of UNHRC is unfolding in Genève, we are told that the supposed international community’s attention is directed towards the island of Sri Lanka.It was thus expected that the Sri Lankan state would be.......

Truth and Reconciliation Commission:Trap or Trajectory for Sri Lanka?

Three days after the armed conflict in the island of Sri Lanka came to a bloody end, the UN Secretary General visited parts of the war zone. At the end of his visit he told the media, “I have traveled around the world and visited similar places,....

Undermining the Legacy of Mandela: Zuma's silence on Sri Lankan rights abuses

The Canadian and Mauritian heads of state boycotted the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting held in Sri Lanka earlier this month because of the host country's appalling human.....

Sri Lanka: Weak UN resolution will endanger justice

Language in the draft resolution now before the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for an investigation into past and ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka lacks teeth say critics. A resolution that establishes a weak.....

The Cameron “Walk Out”: The refusal to speak as political action

The refusal to interact should not be marked as a simple act of “cowardice”. This would be the misreading of a self-congratulatory Sri Lankan press and polity; for David Cameron and the UK, unlike what Muttiah....

CHOGM: Real engagement, or a Sri Lanka PR exercise?

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will attend the Commonwealth Summit in Colombo to engage with host nation Sri Lanka. However, while loudly encouraging Commonwealth leaders to engage by....

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