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Sri Lanka: U.S. ‘Procedural’ resolution at UNHRC – Update No. 229

 

Note No. 677                                                    Dated 01-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

A U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability for alleged war crimes being brought before the 24th meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) now in circulation (received from an Indian TV news channel) is at Annexure. While it is not an official version, in this article I have analysed its contents in the belief it is probably the real one.

Nepal: Inching Towards an Agreement for CA Elections: Update No. 277

Note No. 676                                         Dated 25-Feb-2013

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

It looked as if the major political parties having realised the urgency of holding the CA elections before mid June, had come to an agreement to have a "non partisan" government immediately under the Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi.

Myanmar: Ethnic Reconciliation and the Peace Process

Paper No. 5404                                        Dated 22-Feb-2013

By C. S. Kuppuswamy

In a landmark talks between the government and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) held at Chiang Mai on 20 Feb 2013, the government, perhaps for the first time, officially agreed to initiate a political dialogue with the ethnics after six decades of civil war. 

Shahbag Square: Bangla’s DNA

Paper No. 5402                                       Dated 21-Feb-2012

By Bhaskar Roy

The huge protest gatherings at Shahbag Square in Dhaka demanding capital punishment for the 1971 war criminals, and the growing call for banning the Jamaat-e-Islami (JEI) reaffirms that the future of Bangladesh is in secure hands. 

Maldives: High Drama in Male Continues:

 

Paper No. 5400      Dated 19-Feb-2013

by Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

As expected the situation in Male is getting messy and there appears to be no end to the high drama created when former President Nasheed sought refuge in the Indian High Commission to avoid an arrest warrant against him issued by the Hulhulu male Magistrate’s Court.

China: Post- Party Congress Scenario: Policy Indicators in Two Speeches of Xi Jinping

Paper No. 5399                                         Dated 18-Feb-2013        

By D. S. Rajan

With an eye on discerning any policy indications, the rest of the world is paying attention to the two speeches made by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) General Secretary Xi Jinping in the post-Party Congress period – first in early December 2012 and the second on late January 2013. 

High Drama in Male: India Intervenes:

Paper No. 5397                             Dated 15-Feb-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed took refuge in the Indian High Commission's  premises at Male on 13th Feb following an arrest warrant issued by the Hulhulumale magistrate’s court to bring him before the court by 4.30 PM the same day.

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