The West is in agony over the Uighurs but says nothing about Kashmiris

by Rashmee

Posted on September 28, 2020


The West’s agony of concern over the wellbeing of the Uighur Muslims would be so much more believable if it were equally vocal about the Muslims in Kashmir. Consider this. The wider world regularly receives (alarming) news of the Uighurs but little or no information at all, for months on end about the residents of … Continue reading “The West is in agony over the Uighurs but says nothing about Kashmiris”

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This week the Trump administration bent its gaze on human rights. Be afraid. Be very afraid

by Rashmee

Posted on July 13, 2019


This was the week the American administration bent its gaze on human rights. Or rather, as Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, noted, it chose “not to uphold all rights but to pick and choose among them”. On Monday, July 8, Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the creation of a Commission on … Continue reading “This week the Trump administration bent its gaze on human rights. Be afraid. Be very afraid”

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Kosovo, East Timor hybrid courts show they’re not right for Sri Lanka

by Rashmee

Posted on September 21, 2015


The UN’s long-awaited report on Sri Lanka’s violent history and wartime abuse has recommended a rigorous process of doing justice – the establishment of a hybrid court, with local and international judges hearing cases prosecuted and defended by teams of local lawyers working with those from other countries. The judges apply domestic law that has … Continue reading “Kosovo, East Timor hybrid courts show they’re not right for Sri Lanka”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK