The degrading aftermath of Sri Lanka’s civil war demands international action to ensure protection of its civilians from their overweening rulers, says Martin Shaw. Published on Open Democracy, 9 December 2009. Sri Lanka’s government prosecuted a brutal military campaign from mid-2008 to spring 2009 to inflict a final defeat on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil… Continue reading Sri Lanka: power and accountability
The use of violence as an instrument of political liberation leads rather to failure and regression, says Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for full text.
The concept of genocide has become a weapon of political polemic. But the violence inflicted on civilians in four conflicts shows how it is also rooted in the logic of modern wars, says Martin Shaw. Go to Open Democracy for the full text.