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A New Devolution Settlement for Sri Lanka: Proceedings and Outcomes, Conference of Provincial Councils

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is pleased to publish A New Devolution Settlement for Sri Lanka: Proceedings and Outcomes, Conference of Provincial Councils, August 2016 edited by Dr Asanga Welikala. The conference was organised by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), with the participation of delegations from all nine Provincial Councils including Governors and […]

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Constitutionalizing Economic and Social Rights in Sri Lanka

Working Paper No. 7, on Constitutionalising Economic and Social Rights in Sri Lanka by Mario Gomez, Conor Hartnett, and Dinesha Samararatne, offers an extensive overview of both Sri Lankan and global debates and trends on the constitutional recognition of justiciable socioeconomic rights. It deals critically with conventional critiques of constitutionalisation of these rights, and offers […]

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Dialogue over Dominance: Alternative Perspectives on Sri Lanka’s Future Bill of Rights

Working Paper No. 6, on Dialogue over Dominance: Alternative Perspectives on Sri Lanka’s Future Bill of Rights by Michael Mendis considers the question of the enforcement of the bill of rights and offers a dialogic model. The paper seeks to expand our understanding of judicial review, arguing that both the judicial and legislative processes have […]

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Avatar 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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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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Avatar 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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RESHAPING THE EXECUTIVE: CHOOSING THE PRIME MINISTER IN A PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM

Michael Mendis and Asanga Welikala, RESHAPING THE EXECUTIVE: CHOOSING THE PRIME MINISTER IN A PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM, CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform No 2, June 2016. The second paper in the CPA Working Papers on Constitutional Reform series is on Reshaping the Executive:Choosing the Prime Minister in a Parliamentary System, by Michael Mendis and Asanga […]

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