Informant Mechanism: A long haul

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) on 17 September 2019, notified a number of amendments to the existing insider trading regime the SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2019 (the “Amendment”)1 which shall come into force on December 26, 2019. The entire purpose of bringing in this amendment is to put […]

Multilateralism on Climate Change

The explosion of international conferences contributed to the growing multilateral diplomatic exchanges in the twentieth century; the scale and size of these conferences vary from a few states focusing on aviation traffic and control to major large-scale permanent conferences such as those held by the United Nations. Multilateral diplomacy brings members from various states together […]

Women, Peace, and Security Agenda: More Action – Less Words

ABSTRACT The UN Security Council (UNSC) has developed a broad legal and institutional infrastructure on women, peace, and security, addressing sexual violence against women and girls in conflict, promoting gender equality and women’s participation in all conflict cycles, as well as establishing mechanisms to seek accountability for the crime of sexual violence. In spite of […]

Trade-wars and making of meaning

We need new solutions and new economic thinking – old thinking brings old solutions. Economics are still about resources of production – access to those, value-adding and arbitrage. If policies and actions are not to lead to loss for oneself in a modern interconnected environment it is important to realize that real economics are not […]

Ethnic Conflicts & Terrorism in Sri Lanka

Abstract: This article is probing the Sri Lankan Ethnic conflicts and Tamil Diaspora, and the struggle of minority Tamils in Sri Lanka. The ethnic war did end in 2009, with Sri Lankan government, dominated by the Sinhalese majority, defeating Tamil Tigers, the Warriors, who represented for ethnic Tamils. Auxiliary, this article is exploring the likelihoods […]

Migration and Awareness of Trafficking in Persons

On 23 October 2019, 39 people, 8 women, and 31 men, were found dead in a refrigerated trailer truck coming from Belgium in the last leg of its journey.  The truck was at a parking lot in Essex, near London, England.  The identity of the persons is still in the process of being investigated.  They may be Vietnamese […]

New Law of Mediation in Serbia obstacles and challenges

Response to the Ministry of Justice of the lawyer’s negative attitude regarding the adoption of the new law Appreciating the lawyer’s profession and practice in the Republic of Serbia, I believe that the Commentary represents an attitude that is not in the professional spirit of Bona Fide and as such leads to a destructive result, […]

Reykjavik ended the Cold War

Do the leaders of the world lack a vision for the future so badly that they try to reenact the Cold War? 1986. A nuclear reactor explodes in Chernobyl releasing four hundred times more radioactive material than former bombing of Japan. Nuclear testing had been ongoing and had released even more radioactive material. 1986 a letter […]

International Humanitarian Law, Constant Challenges, NGO Responses

12 August is the anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.  The 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1977 Protocols Additional are central instruments of International Humanitarian Law.  The Geneva Conventions, are also often called the Red Cross Conventions as the International Committee of the Red Cross is the institution which is to promote and […]

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The long-lasting quest of Palestinians to liberation

The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been around for almost a century, involving Israel and Palestine and Israel and Arab neighbors. The quest of Palestinians to liberation has been long and costly. Peace negotiations have been underway since the late 1970s, producing numerous arrangements and initiatives and at least six peace agreements—unsuccessfully to date. […]