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Do tigers confess? : an interdisciplinary study of confessionary evidence in counter-terrorism measures of Sri Lanka

Visakesa, Chandrasekaram

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For over three decades, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought a gruesome war for independent statehood against the majoritarian Sinhalese Government of Sri Lanka. While confronting the Tigers on the battleground, the government also pursued a legal war against the LTTE by enacting its counter-terrorism laws. These laws permitted indefinite detention and the use of confessions as sole evidence. Armed with these laws, the Sinhalese Government boasted the prosecution of thousands of...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150330
DOI: 10.25911/5d5fcda3c850c
Access Rights: Open Access

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