“Commonwealth apathy over Sri Lanka is only to be expected” by Priyamvada Gopal (The Guardian)

The unpalatable truth is that the Commonwealth wasn’t set up to address how its national leaders exercised state power or to ensure compliance to agreed values. It was based on the foundational fiction that British Empire – no model of universal human rights – was established to teach colonies self-governance and equip them to take their place in the global order. The ideal was “friendly co-operation” of member nations with each other and with British business and expertise (not least, military).

Via http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/03/commonwealth-apathy-sri-lanka-boycott

source: The Guardian


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DM (4 novembre 2013). “Commonwealth apathy over Sri Lanka is only to be expected” by Priyamvada Gopal (The Guardian). SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 13 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u83p


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