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  • Media Freedom: Perspective form Jaffna  - Sunanda Deshapriya

    Media Freedom: Perspective form Jaffna - Sunanda Deshapriya

    We call him Prem. The editor of the largest selling Jaffna daily, Thevanayagam Premanath, is sitting at a large table with his usual smile. The wall behind him has three bullet marks. Two photographs of slain media workers, probably killed by the same machine gun, are hung on the wall above the round bullet marks. […]

  • Ongoing UNHRC session: What’s in store for Sri Lanka? - Sunanda Deshapriya

    Ongoing UNHRC session: What’s in store for Sri Lanka? - Sunanda Deshapriya

    Image: President Sirrisena addressing the UNGA, Sep 2017. ( Credit- PMU) ( 25 Sep 2017 Geneva) The term ‘painfully slow progress’ has become a standard descriptor for Sri Lanka’s overall pace of implementation of UNHRC resolution A/HRC/30/1  in Geneva. It has been two years since Sri Lanka cosponsored the resolution “Promoting democracy, accountability and human rights in Sri […]

  • Report: Deep militarisation in Vanni

    Report: Deep militarisation in Vanni

    (ACPR). Adayaalam Centre for Policy Research, Jaffna,  has released, “Civil Security Department: The Deep Militarisation of the Vanni”, a report examining the Civil Security Department’s establishment in the Vanni and its impact. Eight years after the war ended, and despite multiple promises to the international community to end military involvement in civilian activities, the Civil […]

  • Transitional justice: What is it & where is it heading? - Pablo de Greiff

    Transitional justice: What is it & where is it heading? - Pablo de Greiff

    Image: Pablo de Greiff (UN photo). First, there are plenty of accomplishments to celebrate in the field of transitional justice, a term, which as on previous occasions, I will use to refer to the implementation of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence after serious violations of human rights and gross violations of international humanitarian law.   […]

  • Why a Sri Lankan leader might be tried for war crimes in Brazil?

    Why a Sri Lankan leader might be tried for war crimes in Brazil?

    Image: Family members of the disappeared during the war continue their protests in Northern Province of Sri Lanka. (c) s.deshapriya. By Kate Cronin-Furman. Early Tuesday morning, news broke that Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Brazil had fled the country. Sri Lanka’s government later announced that his departure was planned, and it was simply the end of his […]

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