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Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

iSentia Index: The first rule of Boat Club: never talk about Boat Club

Asylum seekers and the World Cup were the two biggest conversation drivers of the week.

The Manus Island and Nauru offshore detention centres are proving to be not feasible. But there is an unlikely solution: a temporary safe haven processing facility in India, writes former detention centre worker and academic <b>Richard Curzon</b>.

The Indian solution: how a subcontinent strategy would save lives — and money

The Manus Island and Nauru offshore detention centres are proving to be not feasible. But there is an unlikely solution: a temporary safe haven processing facility in India, writes former detention centre worker and academic Richard Curzon.

A tribunal of academics and activists has found the Sri Lankan government guilty of the genocide of its Tamil minority. Retired diplomat <b>Bruce Haigh</b> was at the tribunal as an expert witness and asks: is Australia also to blame?

Is Australia complicit in the Tamil genocide? The tribunal is in

A tribunal of academics and activists has found the Sri Lankan government guilty of the genocide of its Tamil minority. Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh was at the tribunal as an expert witness and asks: is Australia also to blame?

Some say there are ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, but the government denies it. With the recent CHOGM meeting shining a light on the issue, <em>Crikey</em> intern <b>Virginia Millen</b> explains the situation and looks at both sides.

Crikey clarifier: are there ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka?

Some say there are ongoing human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, but the government denies it. With the recent CHOGM meeting shining a light on the issue, Crikey intern Virginia Millen explains the situation and looks at both sides.

Sri Lanka hoped that hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting would showcase its development since the Tamil war. But it hasn't quite worked out that way.

Sri Lankan human rights concerns derailing Commonwealth summit

Sri Lanka hoped that hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting would showcase its development since the Tamil war. But it hasn't quite worked out that way.

Four years after the civil war ended, many Tamils have no expectation of peace or safety in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, writes <b>Emily Howie</b> at <a href="http://inside.org.au/" target="_blank"><em>Inside Story</em></a>. This is what drives boat migration.

‘I’ve lost all hope that I can have a life here’: Tamils still fear the future

Four years after the civil war ended, many Tamils have no expectation of peace or safety in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, writes Emily Howie at Inside Story. This is what drives boat migration.

Bob Carr is not making use of Australia's Security Council seat. Will we ever stop following in lockstep with the Americans and show some Aussie initiative? Retired diplomat <b>Bruce Haigh</b> offers suggestions.

Haigh: why we’re wasting our seat at the UN Security Council

Bob Carr is not making use of Australia's Security Council seat. Will we ever stop following in lockstep with the Americans and show some Aussie initiative? Retired diplomat Bruce Haigh offers suggestions.

A new report on Sri Lanka -- by the International Crisis Group -- deplores the country's "authoritarian turn" and says the attacks on dissenters threaten long-term stability and peace in the nation.

Sri Lankan government’s ‘constitutional coup’ stirs ICG censure

A new report on Sri Lanka -- by the International Crisis Group -- deplores the country's "authoritarian turn" and says the attacks on dissenters threaten long-term stability and peace in the nation.

A UN internal review into the brutal Sri Lanka civil war has found it failed in its mandate to protect. <b>Sam Pari</b> from the Australian Tamil Congress says more is needed than just words.

For Tamils, UN mea culpa is meaningless without action

A UN internal review into the brutal Sri Lanka civil war has found it failed in its mandate to protect. Sam Pari from the Australian Tamil Congress says more is needed than just words.

Politics can drive many false claims about refugees, among them the notion that suffering and persecution ends after a war officially concludes.

Why Tamils still flee war-ravaged Sri Lanka

Politics can drive many false claims about refugees, among them the notion that suffering and persecution ends after a war officially concludes.

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