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Maldives: Unconstitutional Power Grab by the Supreme Court?:

Paper No 5958         Dated 23-June-2015
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
The Supreme Court of Maldives is said to have made yet another strike at the roots of democracy in Maldives.
 
 Earlier, last year it interfered with the conduct of the General elections and even went to the extent of sacking both the Election Commissioner and his Deputy for not adhering to the sixteen point guide lines issued by them on the conduct of the elections.
 

Book Review: Sri Lanka: Paradise Lost? By Charles Sarvan

(Cinnamon Teal Publishing-Plot No. 16, Housing Board Colony, Gogol, Margao, Goa 403601.E mail- contactus@cinnamonteal.in)

Paper No. 5942                                   Dated 28-May-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Elusive Consensus and Supreme Court Ruling on Amnesty: Update No. 309

Note No. 736                                                 Dated 10-Apr-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Two major issues continued to dominate the political scene in Nepal.  First of course is the elusive consensus in drafting the new constitution and the second was the annulling of discretionary powers of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Inquiry into enforced Disappearance Act (CIED) by the Supreme Court..

Maldives: Judicial Tyranny Continues:

Paper No. 5906                                  Dated  4-Mar-2015
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Oppressive Government will not last very long: Sheikh Imran Abdulla of Adaalath Party
 
In another of those predetermined trials, former Defence Minister Nazim was sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment “for importing and possessing a fire arm.”  
 

Review: Sri Lanka ‘We Will Teach You a Lesson: Violence against Tamils by Sri Lankan Security Forces’, Human Rights Watch publication, 2013

Paper No. 5904                                     Dated 02-Apr-2015

Guest Column by Prof. Charles Sarvan

This is a difficult document to read. Speaking figuratively, Shakespeare’s Macbeth said that he had eaten too much of horrors. So it is with reading one testimony, one horror, after another: an emotional revulsion sets in; a wish to set a mental distance, if not escape.

Maldives: More on the Farcical Trial of Nasheed

Paper No. 5888                               Dated 7-Mar-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Latest media reports indicate that Indian Prime Minister Modi will be skipping Maldives in his tour of the island nations in the Indian Ocean.  Had his visit taken place earlier in February, it would have had some meaning but now with the Yameen administration intent upon destroying whatever that is left of democracy, it is wiser to skip Maldives.  It will be a signal to Yameen that India does not approve the strong arm undemocratic methods of Yameen.

Necessity for Justice and Identity Politics

Paper No. 5876                                 Dated 23-Feb-2015

Guest Column by Kazi Anwarul Masud

Perhaps the leaders of the world may wish to look back to the events of a century back that caused the world millions of lives and untold misery of the First World War (Oxford University International History Professor Margaret Macmillan-Rhyme of History).

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