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Terrorism and Normalcy: Law, Fear, and Rationality in US Policy
"I believe" is the one great word against metaphysical fear. Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West At least one thing is clear. Those terrorists who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks on certain Sri Lankan churches and hotels would have reso (More)
Sri Lanka court blocks PM from taking power
Mahinda Rajapaksa, appointed Prime Minister of Sri Lanka last month, has been barred from taking office by a Colombo court's order on Monday. The Appeals Court asked that he reappear by December 12 with justification for his taking office since Parli (More)
Sri Lanka Defense Chief arrested over civil war kidnapping, murder allegations
Sri Lanka Defense Chief of Ravindra Wijeguneratne has appeared in Colombo Magistrate Court after his arrest on Wednesday for aiding in the kidnapping of 11 teenagers during the final stages of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war in early 2009. When the (More)
HRW criticizes Sri Lanka for not repealing Prevention of Terrorism Act
Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the government of Sri Lanka on Monday for not repealing its "Draconian" counterterrorism law. HRW accused the government of using the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to arbitrarily detain and torture susp (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 11 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The legal world is a busy place. The Philippines Office of the Ombudsman (OTO) has anti-graft and corruption charges Tuesday against former Philippines president Benigno Aquino III in con (More)
Sri Lanka to investigate torture of Tamils held in custody
Following an Associated Press (AP) article published Wednesday, Sri Lanka wrote Thursday in a letter to the New York Times that it will investigate allegations of torture and rape of 50 Tamil individuals by police offices and military officials. T (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 2 September 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: Kenya's Supreme Court ruled 4-2 Friday to invalidate the recent presidential election. UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on Thursday expressed grave concern for Rohingya Muslims in Myanma (More)
South America rights groups file war crimes suits against former Sri Lanka army general
Human rights groups on Monday filed suits against Jagath Jayasuriya, a former Sri Lanka army general, for alleged war crimes and human rights violations he committed during the 2009 civil war in Sri Lanka. The suits are based on his role as a command (More)
UN rights chief urges international participation in Sri Lanka war crimes probe
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein presented his report on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, stating that much work remains to make Sri Lanka's judiciary conform with international expectations. Further (More)
Sri Lanka rejects call for international judges on tribunal
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday rebuffed calls for international judges to participate in the country's war crimes tribunals. The president, who has been suspicious of war crimes allegations raised by the Tamil Tigers , has stat (More)
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