International Law in contemporary diplomacy - Part III:
Special skills needed of states in facing challenges
While these are certainly significant factors
which have a major impact on the current political and law-making
agenda, it would nevertheless be an over-simplification to conclude
from them, that the major powers have the decisive say in dictating
the contemporary international agenda.
Rearing its ugly head again?
When the leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA),
Rajavarothiam Sampanthan MP raised the Lion Flag on May Day, it was
widely believed that this represented a change of heart among
previously separatist Tamil politicians.
An indelible blot on Freedom in Britain
Freedom of Expression also involves the freedom,
for the other side to speak and be heard; however objectionable what
is being stated may be, as long as it is in keeping with standards
of decency and within the law. As the quotation often attributed to
Voltaire states - “I may not agree with what you say, but I will
defend to the death your right to say it”.