Published originally in the World Post Section of the Huffington Post on 19 June 2015:
This past week the South African government showed utter disregard for its international legal obligations and rule of law when it reportedly assisted the escape from its territory of Sudanese President Omar…Continue
How it feels when you sees your death is approaching you-in silent feet, but sure and certain to catch you-sooner or later. Death is not in a hurry-because it knows that you have no power to escape its iron claws! It’s not easy to describe such situation-particularly on paper. Those who work with audiovisual media can only make such death scenes reliable on celluloid- that too who are very efficient with it. I found the same shock that a movie can only provide with the death sequence, with…Continue
Added by JAYASREE ROY on February 7, 2015 at 2:52am — No Comments
Discussions about how to fix fragile states usually start and end with national level politics and institutions. But what if the key to improving their condition lies…Continue
Added by Seth Kaplan on December 15, 2013 at 9:49pm — No Comments
With a two years delay, this Saturday more than five million Guineans were finally called to participate in a legislative election that officially certified the completion of the path to democracy –a process that begun in November 2010 with the first transparent and open presidential election in Guinea since its independence from France in 1958.
Yet, do these long overdue elections really mark the final of the transition?
Technically, yes. Despite flaws –some voting stations…Continue
"We're going to really zoom, accelerate, and if everything works, which I pray will happen positively, you come back in five years, and you'll see that Ghana truly is the African tiger, in economic terms for development."
That was the comment of the former Ghanaian President John Kufuor in the year of 2007. The reason for…Continue
We resume our series of interviewing young professionals in the field of human rights with this extensive interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan who works for the International Criminal Court.
Tell us a little about your educational…Continue
Added by Neha Bhat on August 19, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments
Language is one of the most neglected areas in the development field. It barely registers on any agenda to help poor countries despite its importance to a number of crucial areas and it being a barrier to progress in many fragile states. Why is this?
Language is how individuals communicate, acquire knowledge, and work with others. It is how…Continue
Added by Seth Kaplan on July 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments