Posts Tagged ‘ law ’

Women Having Sex Outside Marriage Should be Hanged: Indian leader

Apr 13th, 2014 | By

New Delhi, April 11, 2014 (Hindustan Times) Samajwadi Party’s leaders are trying to outdo each other by making one shocking statement after the other. After his boss Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment that death penalty for rape is unfair, Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi has now said women, including rape victims, who have sex outside marriage should

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An Important Friday Forum Press Release- Re: Authoritarianism or Democratic Governance?

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

The Friday Forum                                                                        2, Greenlands Avenue, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka E-Mail; chandraj111@gmail.com                                                    Telephone; 0773634444   Fax; 2504181   PRESS RELEASE 27th January 2014. Authoritarianism or Democratic Governance? There has been, in recent times, public discussion in regard to whether our country is moving towards an authoritarianism that undermines democratic governance. The President, Ministers and government spokespersons have consistently denied this

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Austrian rape victim arrested for having sex outside of marriage in UAE

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

By Luke Garratt An Austrian woman who was raped in Dubai has been arrested for having extra martial sex and was told by police she could only avoid jail if she married her attacker. The 29-year-old student from Vienna was facing a jail sentence having been accused of having sex outside of marriage and drinking

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Sovereignty – Is it a Defence to cover up

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

By J.C. Weliamuna Introduction The term sovereignty is frequently confronted with hostile claims. Human Right and Anti Corruption Movements are often challenged by various groups with different notions and ideologies on sovereignty.  The purpose of this brief article is to examine some of  the legal issues with reference to the concept of sovereignty in a

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Sri Lankan Lawyers Mourns the death of Justice Sriskandarajah; Urges transparent Appointment Process of Judges

Jan 24th, 2014 | By

The Lawyers Collective of Sri Lanka sadly announces that the incumbent President of the Court of Appeal, Justice S. Sriskandarajah, has passed away after a brief illness. He was appointed to appointed President of the Court of Appeal in 2011 after serving as a judge of the High Court and then as a judge of

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BLACK JANUARY: ‘Samabima’ January issue is out

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By

January 2014 issue of the ‘Samabima’ newspaper is out now. This issue is titled ‘Black January’ and pay tributes to the slain journalist Lasantha Wickremathunge who was killed in a High Security Zone in Colombo in broad day light. After 5 years, his killers were not brought to the justice. ‘Samabima’ is the Sinhala publication

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Impeachment Of A CJ: Day Of Lightning And Year Of Thunder

Jan 13th, 2014 | By

By Lal Wijenayake  January 11, 2013 is Black day in the history of the judiciary in Sri Lanka and perhaps the darkest day for democracy. On that day, Parliament accepted the report of the Parliamentary Select Committee that inquired into the charges set out in the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake and impeached the Chief Justice.

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Sri Lanka: Lawyers’ Collective marks impeachment, blasts government

Jan 13th, 2014 | By

By Stanley Samarasinghe The Lawyers’ Collective held a media conference, at the Nippon Hotel in Colombo yesterday, to mark the first anniversary of the impeachment of the 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake. They named the day as ‘Black Friday’. One year ago today the Parliamentary Select Committee report, on the charges

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Rajapaksa’s Rule

Nov 14th, 2013 | By

By Sadakat Kadri Sri Lanka’s authorities are in buoyant mood. As Prince Charles prepares to open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, the Defence Ministry is helping to organise celebrations. But it isn’t the queen they are honouring. The CHOGM is gathering to acknowledge the Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as chairman of

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GoSL blocked seminar on ‘Commonwealth Values and the Role of the Legal Profession’ by revoking visas

Nov 13th, 2013 | By

Only Immigration Controller can grant visas President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), Upul Jayasuriya, yesterday blamed the government for not granting visas to the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) delegation. Jayasuriya said in a statement: “The BASL, in collaboration with the International Bar Association (IBL), of which the BASL is

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