Title Description Posted Date
J&K: Dangers Lurk behind Democratic Triu Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management 30-Dec-2014
Visible Gains, Hidden Dangers On December 18, 2014, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 (ICT-2) indicted Forkan Mallik, an alleged Razakar (a paramilitary force organized by the Pakistan Army) commander from Mirzaganj sub-District in Patuakhali District, for his involvement in crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of 1971. The tribunal framedfive charges against Forkan, a supporter of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). 22-Dec-2014
Juvenile Justice: Do We Want Retribution Children cannot be made to pay the price for the inefficiency of a system – clearly reflected in the poor implementation of the Juvenile Justice legislation. Strengthening the existing system through the effective implementation of the legislation should have been the call of the hour, rather than its amendment, writes Puja Marwaha, CEO, Child Rights and You (CRY) 09-Dec-2014
Nepal: Deepening Polarization In a clear indication of deepening polarization in the constitution drafting process in Nepal, 20 out of 31 parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA), on November 20, 2014, rejected the seven-province proposal of the ruling alliance - the Nepali Congress (NC) and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML). The dissident parties alleged that the joint proposal was against the spirit of the Interim Constitution of 2007 and earlier peace agreements, including the 11-Point Agreement, 7-Point Agreement and 23-Point Agreement. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who is also President of the ruling NC, and CPN-UML Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli, had jointly presented the seven-province proposal at a meeting of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) on November 3, 2014. 09-Dec-2014
Pakistan: Targeting Doctors Dr. Rubina Khalid (55), a senior professor of the Dow University of Health Sciences and a Sunni, was shot dead by unidentified assailants on University Road in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, in the night of November 25, 2014. Police said it was still unclear whether the shooting was a robbery gone wrong or a targeted murder. 09-Dec-2014
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