Sunday 20 April 2014
Two new commentaries have been posted. The latest is entitled: Sri Lanka - straining the Commonwealth. It says the predicament for the Commonwealth is that the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is the current Chairman-in-Office of the association, yet his government is refusing to accept and co-operate with a UN-mandated investigation. Such a refusal is not consistent with the ‘values-based’ organisation that the Commonwealth claims it is in numerous declarations that proclaim its commitment to principles, including ‘the rule of international law’
Mahinda Rajpaksa, President of Sri Lanka and Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth
The previous commentary is: Japan's yen for whales blown. It says that the decision of the International Court of Justice to reject the idea that Japan's whaling is for scientific purposes and to rule against its continued whaling in the Antarctic may result in no more financial support for a number of small countries whose participation in, and voting at, the International Whaling Commission was financed by Japan. .
Judges of the ICJ ruling against Japan
Saturday 19 April 2014
The latest interview with Sir Ronald Sanders was conducted by the IPS news service. Along with others Sir Ronald discusses the dangers posed to Caribbean states by sea level rise. Click on URL below: