Adam Nord (Sri Lanka)


Adam Nord (Sri Lanka)

Adam Nord (Home for Human Rights – HHR): Adam graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor's degree in psychology, East Asian languages and cultures. He then worked for human rights organizations in Switzerland, Jerusalem and Egypt. Adam graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned a law degree and certificate in refugees and humanitarian emergencies. Before his AP fellowship, Adam also produced reports on torture and filed appeals to the national courts and international bodies.



11 May

MONSOONS

The climate in Sri Lanka is generally wetter in the southwest and drier in the

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Posted May 11, 2008

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04 May

WITNESS INTIMIDATION

Since the entrance of civil society, the lawyers for the SLA and the police Special

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Posted May 04, 2008

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27 Apr

SEARCH FOR JUSTICE

The presence of legal counsel appearing at the CoI Sessions on behalf of civil society

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Posted Apr 27, 2008

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20 Apr

INFLATION ON BASIC NEEDS

Sri Lanka hangs at an uneasy nexus of intertwined inflationary pressures. Incredibly, neighboring countries that

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Posted Apr 20, 2008

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13 Apr

SINGHALESE – TAMIL NEW YEAR

The shared holiday of “Singhalese – Tamil New Year” stretches over two days with April

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Posted Apr 13, 2008

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06 Apr

AID IN WARFARE

At the beginning of March, the CoI began concurrent public sessions of inquiry into Case

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Posted Apr 06, 2008

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30 Mar

STANDING TO PARTICIPATE

Civil society faces an uphill struggle in challenging the current human rights situation in Sri

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Posted Mar 30, 2008

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23 Mar

EVIDENTIARY FIRST

On January 5th, 2008, the CoI began holding public sessions of inquiry into Case No.

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Posted Mar 23, 2008

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16 Mar

COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

In November 2006, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Alleged Serious

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Posted Mar 16, 2008

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09 Mar

FREE AND FAIR

Local elections for Batticaloa and surrounding areas will be held on Monday, March 10th, 2008.

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Posted Mar 09, 2008

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02 Mar

INTERNATIONAL CONSPIRACY

By their very nature non-profit organizations are persistently concerned with the need for continual fundraising

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Posted Mar 02, 2008

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24 Feb

FARTHER FROM HOME

Although it might not be expected at first, it seems that everyone in Sri Lanka

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Posted Feb 24, 2008

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17 Feb

NATIONAL DAY

Two weeks ago Sri Lanka commemorated its independence from the British in 1948 with annual

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Posted Feb 17, 2008

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10 Feb

SMALL VICTORIES

The Court of Appeals issued its final judgment in favor of Mr. Appa just before

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Posted Feb 10, 2008

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03 Feb

LEGITIMATE EXPECTATION

Dismayed by the letter from the Ministry Mr. Appa contacted the Home for Human Rights

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Posted Feb 03, 2008

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27 Jan

HELP WITHDRAWN

Mr. Appa (not his actual name) attended a meeting convened by the President’s office through

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Posted Jan 27, 2008

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20 Jan

LIFE GOES ON

The conflict in Sri Lanka has periodically intensified and abated over the past two decades

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Posted Jan 20, 2008

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13 Jan

NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Even though the ceasefire agreement (CFA) has already been mostly ignored by both sides, one

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Posted Jan 13, 2008

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06 Jan

NEW YEAR PREDICTIONS

Preceding the dawn of the new year every politician staked a claim that this would

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Posted Jan 06, 2008

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30 Dec

END AND NEW BEGINNING

Happy New Year! Aurudu – Sri Lankan New Year: April 13th

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Posted Dec 30, 2007

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23 Dec

MOMENT FOR REFLECTION

As the end of the year rolls around, organizations and people rush to wrap up

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Posted Dec 23, 2007

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16 Dec

THOUGHTS ON HOPE

Civil society in Sri Lanka faces the imposing challenge of cultivating the growth of alternatives

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Posted Dec 16, 2007

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09 Dec

TEA AND HUMAN FUTURES

A few weeks ago I visited the Hill Country, a wide region roughly centered on

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Posted Dec 09, 2007

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02 Dec

RHETORIC AND ARMS

The conflict throughout Sri Lanka seems to be fundamentally a political struggle; not in the

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Posted Dec 02, 2007

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25 Nov

On the Lighter Side… Chilies and Curry

With all the political, civil, and military turmoil throughout the island, a welcome and necessary

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Posted Nov 25, 2007

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18 Nov

RISK

Throughout Sri Lanka and even in Colombo people must always consider the risk of being

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Posted Nov 18, 2007

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11 Nov

INTERNAL MOVEMENT

Aside from the familiar traffic, everyday travel by Sri Lankans in Colombo and its surrounding

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Posted Nov 11, 2007

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04 Nov

CONFLICT DYNAMICS

The impact of the conflict in Sri Lanka on day to day routines might be

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Posted Nov 04, 2007

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28 Oct

THEORY OF RELATIVITY

Due to an extremely fortunate coincidence, I arrived in Sri Lanka during the early morning

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Posted Oct 28, 2007

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