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Human Rights Violations Served With Tea
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

Imagine you were born the child of a tea plucker on a plantation in India. Your parents are functional illiterates who work long hours for less than USD $2 per day to feed the family. If your family is lucky, you will be able to eat just enough to... Read More

2 survive to tell of Sri Lankan abduction squads
Posted on 27 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

COLOMBO Sri Lanka (AP) - The politician knew something was amiss when a suspicious white van pulled alongside him at a Colombo park and four men got out, pretending to exercise. Ravindra Udayashanta alerted his supporters, and police. Soon, the gunbattle... Read More

Judge tosses case against Sri Lanka's president
Posted on 5 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit Wednesday against Sri Lanka's president over killings allegedly carried out by his forces during the country's ethnic civil war. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled that she must... Read More

Sri Lanka will not fully implement own war report
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

COLOMBO Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka will not implement all proposals from its civil war commission because the panel went beyond its mandate, a government minister said Monday after a U.N. rights council called for the report's implementation. ... Read More

Sri Lanka starts move to impeach chief justice
Posted on 7 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

COLOMBO Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lanka's government said Thursday that it had started the process to impeach the country's chief justice, accusing her of overstepping her limits in the culmination of a drawn-out conflict between the judiciary and... Read More

Methodology and Innovation in Mixed Legal Systems
Posted on 18 May 2011 by Thomas J.R. Stadnik, Esq.

WSMJJ Conference Announcement Who: Third International Congress of the World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists What: Methodology and Innovation in Mixed Legal Systems When: 20-23 June 2011 Where: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem... Read More

Sri Lankans vote in parliamentary elections
Posted on 9 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankans voted Thursday for a new Parliament, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa looking to consolidate his political dominance after winning re-election in January and then detaining his chief rival. Voters lined up as polls... Read More

Sri Lanka ruling party increases gains in revote
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Veteran politician Dissanayake Mudiyansalage Jayaratne took the oath of office as Sri Lanka's 20th prime minister Wednesday after the ruling party won a large parliamentary majority. Rajapaksa's United People's... Read More