A historic trial and justice denied

by Henning Melber, ICWS Senior Research Fellow The principle in dubio pro reo (“in doubt for the accused”) is that one is innocent until proven guilty are fundamental principles of justice. But another motto suggests that justice delayed is justice denied. The...

Sri Lanka’s Embattled Media

by William Crawley and David Page, ICWS Senior Research Fellows The articles in our edited volume Embattled Media were written before the Presidential election in Sri Lanka in which President Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated and removed from office. For some of our...

Hidden archives of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO): conspiracy, incompetence or loss of institutional memory?

By Mandy Banton, Senior Research Fellow, ICWS; formerly of the UK National Archives Despite rumours and half-truths long in existence, the official line that no locally created records of former colonial governments were transferred to London at independence was...