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Afghanistan: A Failed State?

The picture of Afghanistan as a part of a complex multi-levelled regional conflict system is much closer to the mark than the idea of a failed state. This has implications for the emerging arguments for a post-conflict multi-ethnic form of political representation.

World Conference against Racism

After 30 years of the adoption of the UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, incidence of racism, racial discrimination, religious intolerance and ethnic violence are on the increase at a national, regional and global level. It is in this context that the holding of Third World Conference against Racism has to be seen and the prospects it offers analysed.

Sardar Sarovar Judgment and Human Rights

The Sardar Sarovar judgment is, in the Supreme Court's own words, fundamentally about the human rights of displaced people. However, rather than providing a full reasoned analysis of the human rights situation, the judgment focuses on the various administrative procedures put in place by the state to deal with the issues arising from the Sardar Sarovar Project. This is rather surprising. Even if we assume that domestic law is underdeveloped with regard to eviction, displacement and rehabilitation, there was substantial guidance from the international level to help the court in reaching a decision.

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