The futility of human rights monitoring

The current pattern of human rights violations reflects the new dynamics of war.

The ultimate form of ‘Right to Protect’ is self rule

Sri Lanka is not a failed state. It is actually a powerful and stable, if racist, state.

The long path ahead

They may kill the revolutionary, but the revolution will come.

Are the Tamils are a people?

Tamils have gathered in large numbers across the eglobe to demand their collective rights, including all those due to a people The visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour was preceded by two important events in Sri Lanka. On 24 September, the LTTE issued a statement that coincided with the sessions of the United Nations General Assembly. The statement urged the international community to recognise the concept of the sovereignty of the Tamil people and to give them the opportunity to express their aspirations as in the case of the peoples of Kosovo and East Timor. The...

International contradictions: lessons for the Tamils

Nothing is absolute – not even international commitment to another state’s territorial integrity.

What ‘Responsibility to Protect’ means for Tamils

Though only recently invested in international law, the world is already facing a rhetoric-implementation gap on R2P.

A deadly franchise

The global war on terror is a smokescreen used by governments to wipe out opponents

Remember those who fled within

Currently there are 750,000 IDPs in Sri Lanka. And the humanitarian situation is critical and worsening by the hour.

Cafe d’ APRC - exclusively for foreigners

The attitudes amongst the Sinhala community is cause for cynicism amongst those attempting to bring about a new constitution and thereby find a solution to the protracted ethnic conflict.