Tag Archives: human-rights

UNHRC: The right road ahead for Sri Lanka

By Ameen Izzadeen It is the time of the year when nations convene in Geneva to assess the world’s human rights situation. Can a nation escape scrutiny by saying “the rules of fair play do not apply in love and … Continue reading

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Whatever Trump does, Sri Lanka needs to deliver transitional justice and take the high road

By Ameen Izzadeen In 2012, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council sessions Sri Lanka’s then Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe questioned the United States’ moral right to bring in a resolution, while it itself was being accused of committing … Continue reading

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War on terror: The deception and real agendas

By Ameen Izzadeen Sixteen years ago on September 11, the way the world revolved changed drastically, politically speaking. Just, a second before the terror strike on New York’s World Trade Centre at 8.46 am Eastern Time, the world was moving … Continue reading

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Human rights: The force and the farce

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations Human Rights Council is in session. As expected it is assuming the moral high ground to name and shame those countries that have violated human rights and humanitarian laws. Largely at the butt end … Continue reading

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Israel spurns UNHRC as U.S. politicises human rights

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) The biggest enemies of the people whose human rights are violated are those nations that ride on their misery and pretend to champion human rights in their … Continue reading

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Oh, humanity, where art thou?

Reviewed by Ameen Izzadeen Book facts The Mirage of Dignity on the Highways of Human Progress by Lukman Harees. Pages 749 Published by Author House, USA Reading half way through the preface, I told myself: “This book is for me”. … Continue reading

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Assange case: The right to information at stake

By Ameen Izzadeen If a killer like Raymon Davis could be made a diplomat and given immunity, why cannot an alleged rapist? The question assumes much more significance in the Julian Assange case, which has become a major international issue … Continue reading

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