• War Crimes & The Rule of Law

    War Crimes & The Rule of Law0

    Bangladesh, 40 years after gaining independence in a brutal civil war, is holding a tribunal to prosecute alleged war criminals. But the apparent lack of due process could undermine the tribunal’s credibility, leaving the ruling Awami League party vulnerable to accusations of political retribution. The International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh (ICT) has, in the last

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  • Solving Impunity: Oppressive authoritarianism haunts Sri Lankan society

    Solving Impunity: Oppressive authoritarianism haunts Sri Lankan society0

    Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella recently announced that the government plans to remove emergency laws by the end of this year. For most of the past four decades, the country has been ruled under emergency laws, which gives the security forces extraordinary powers over citizens and puts them in a position of vulnerability in any interaction.

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  • State of Human Rights in Bangladesh

    State of Human Rights in Bangladesh4

    The internet, improved travel, and a 24 hour news media have made the incidences of gross violations of human rights around the world feel more immediate to us, and thus less tolerable.  The overreaches of the American security state notwithstanding, those of us living in consolidated democracies might feel somewhat insulated from these abuses. They

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