Monthly Archives: December 2018

Abolish the executive presidency or reduce its powers further

By Ameen Izzadeen For forms of government, let fools contend; whatever is best administered is best, said Alexander Pope. The 18th century poet’s one-liner still rings true, in the context of ceaseless constitutional crises and ubiquitous debates over political reforms. … Continue reading

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Lanka on judicial cliffhanger: A lesson from Pakistan

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s constitutional coup or crisis, as the case may be, has an eerie similarity to a constitutional coup that took place in Pakistan in 1953 – and the evolution of that country’s judiciary – from servility … Continue reading

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