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Terrorism and Human Rights Laws: A Comment

There are many myths about the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. This note responds to two recent articles in EPW on this issue.

The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007: A Critical Analysis

The bill to introduce a tribunal as a form of a redressal forum for cases involving armed forces personnel is a step in the right direction. Yet some of the provisions in the bill have been inadequately framed as opposed to the recommendations of the Law Commission's 169th report.

Losing the Victims

This refers to the article, ‘Losing the Victims: Problem of Using Women as Weapons in Recounting the Bangladesh War’ (September 22) by Sarmila Bose. There appears something wrong with the article.

Environmental Issues and SAARC

Core problem areas in south Asia such as environmental degradation have in part been aggravated by the political mistrust among countries in the region. In the present atmosphere of conviviality, platforms of cooperation like SAARC offer scope to set in place new institutions that can work towards solving and mitigating some of the more persistent environmental problems.

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