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 […]

No One, in the US or Sri Lanka, Should Be Above the Law

[Human Rights Watch] In a report released last month Human Rights Watch called on the US government to launch criminal investigations into allegations of detainee abuse authorized by senior Bush administration officials. The 107-page report, “Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees,” presents substantial information warranting criminal investigations of former President George […]