Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 August, 2016

STATES OF EMERGENCY: ISSUES FOR CONSTITUTIONAL DESIGN

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish the fifth paper in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform, on States of Emergency: Issues for Constitutional Design, by Dr Asanga Welikala (Research Fellow, CPA). Designing the constitutional framework governing states of emergency is a major task for constitution-makers, especially in post-colonial societies such […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 August, 2016

CPA Submission to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) made submissions to the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms, highlighting key areas that require attention in terms of a transitional justice process and the need for reform. The document submitted to the Task Force can be found here, along with this short note on the Office of Missing Persons – […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 August, 2016

Soulbury Plus: Conceptual Foundations and Institutional Features of a Parliamentary-Constitutional State

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish the fourth paper in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series, on Soulbury Plus: Conceptual Foundations and Institutional Features of a Parliamentary-Constitutional State, by Dr Harshan Kumarasingham (Researcher, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History) and Dr Asanga Welikala (Research Fellow, CPA). Aside from […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 1 August, 2016

Buddhism and the Regulation of Religion in the New Constitution: Past Debates, Present Challenges, and Future Options

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish the third paper in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series on Buddhism and the Regulation of Religion in the New Constitution: Past Debates, Present Challenges, and Future Options, by Dr Benjamin Schonthal (Senior Lecturer in Buddhism and Asian Religions, University of Otago) and […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 28 July, 2016

Accountability and Reparations for Victims of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka.

Recent reports highlighted instances of sexual violence during the war in Sri Lanka and post war period. Despite promises of change with the election of the Sirisena administration in January 2015, the government has done little to end impunity for acts of rape and sexual violence. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) consensus Resolution, “Promoting Reconciliation, Accountability and Human […]

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 25 July, 2016

CPA’s 20-Year Anniversary: Videos

The Centre for Policy Alternatives celebrated its 20th anniversary on the 17th of June 2016. Several senior members of the staff shared their memories of CPA, reflections on the impact the organisation has had and its relevance for the future.

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Centre for Policy Alternatives on 22 July, 2016

Written Submissions by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) to the Subcommittee of the Constitutional Assembly on Fundamental Rights

CPA thanks the chairperson and members of the subcommittee on fundamental rights for the opportunity to give oral submissions on 29th June 2016. In relation to the form and content of fundamental rights, their enforcement, and the concept of constitutionalism that should underpin the future constitution’s bill of rights, a number of ideas were put […]

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