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The use of confessionary evidence under the counter-terrorism laws of Sri Lanka : an interdisciplinary study

Author: Visakesa Chandrasekaram
Publisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Religion and society in Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than three decades, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought a gruesome war for independence against the majoritarian Sinhalese government of Sri Lanka. Even as the government fought LTTE on the battlefield, it also pursued a legal war through the enactment of counterterrorism laws that permitted indefinite detention and the use of confessions as sole evidence. This book applies theoretical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chandrasekaram, Visakesa.
Use of confessionary evidence under the counter-terrorism laws of Sri Lanka.
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017]
(OCoLC)968184909
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Visakesa Chandrasekaram
ISBN: 9789048531233 9048531233
OCLC Number: 1020319621
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)
Contents: Do Tigers confess? --
Rebellion and martyrdom --
Facts, falsities, and fictions --
Punitive interrogation of Tamil Tiger suspects --
Judgement of the terrorist against the 'formula of justice' --
Fantasies, fictions, myths, and dinials about Tamil Tiger' confessions.
Series Title: Religion and society in Asia.
Responsibility: Visakesa Chandrasekaram.

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This book applies theoretical insights from the work of philosophers such as Carl Schmitt, Giorgio Agamben, and Michel Foucault to the Sri Lankan context to examine the conflicting narratives  Read more...

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