Harper’s stand on Sri Lanka is just not cricket

[The Globe and Mail]

On Australia’s western shore, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is upsetting the Commonwealth tea party. It’s not just that he declared that Sri Lanka’s human-rights record, so far, would make it an unfit host for the 2013 Commonwealth summit. It’s that those statements have made Sri Lanka something of an example for the broader debate on whether the Commonwealth will enforce standards on human rights and democracy.

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