Although personality was a factor, the fault basically lay in structural deficiencies of the commission itself, the professor explained. Sri Lanka’s Independent Police Commission lacks powers to control the police force, and the Commission has had to seek appropriate powers, says Prof. Siri T. Hettige, who resigned from the chairmanship of the commission recently to take up a teaching assignment at Heidelberg University in Germany for a semester, The New Indian Express reported.Hettige, a Professor of Sociology at Colombo University, told Express on Friday, that for the first year of the commission’s work, there were no problems with the police establishment and the commission was able to formulate and launch several schemes to tone up the quality of policing in Sri Lanka. But in the second year, cooperation from the police establishment was not forthcoming, he said. “The commission had written to the Constitutional Council (which appoints the Independent Commissions) to make structural changes to give us the independence and control which we presently lack,” Hettige said. “I resigned the chairmanship as I should not be away for so long.” (Colombo Gazette) The Constitutional Council and the various Independent Commissions were set up under the 19th constitutional Amendment in 2015. One of the Amendment’s aims was to free various wings of the government from political meddling in recruitment, disciplinary and other matters and ensure that established norms are followed.Prof. Hettige made it clear that he has not resigned from the commission as such, and would return as a member after his teaching assignment abroad gets over in four months.
Mr. Ghai, a distinguished academic, is the Sir Y. K. Pao Professor of Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, specializing in human rights and public law. He previously taught in Australia, Canada, Fiji, India, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States and Tanzania and has given named lectures in some of those countries.He succeeds Peter Leuprecht, a human rights specialist with the Council of Europe and a former Dean of the Faculty of Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, who was appointed in August 2000 and has now resigned.Mr. Ghai, a graduate of Oxford University and Harvard University and a barrister at Britain’s Middle Temple, has won many awards for his work. He also chaired the Kenyan Constitution Review Commission from 1999 to 2004 and the Kenya National Constitutional Conference from 2002 to 2004.
Here is the explanation of the Voting process for the World’s Best Coach in Men’s Handball 2013. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialized journalists from 11 countries (Germany, Spain, France, Serbia, Ireland, Argentina, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Slovenia and Macedonia) and the last member were fans. All the Jury members gave the three names per position with 3, 2 and 1 point, while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 10,7,5, 3 and 1 point.World Best Coach 2012 in Men’s Handball? ← Previous Story Gislason’s year 2013! Next Story → Hassan Moustafa to open WWCH 2013! Alfred Gislason (43%, 4,588 Votes)Bogdan Wenta (39%, 4,064 Votes)Ulrik Wilbek (10%, 1,053 Votes)Martin Schwalb (4%, 458 Votes)Valero Rivera (4%, 392 Votes)Total Voters: 10,555The number of votes is almost doubled in comparation with the last year.Jury members:Bjorn Pazen (Germany, Handball-Woche) Bence Martha (Hungary, hatosfal.hu, Digisport) Wojciech Osinski (Poland, przegladsportowy.pl) Rici Gjamovski (Macedonia, MKD Sport) Lojze Grcman (Slovenia, SIOL) Tom O Brannagain (Ireland, EHF TV) Patrick Andersen (Denmark, hbold.dk) Jorge Dargel Amigo (Spain, Marca) Gaston Rudich (Argentina, superhandball.ar) Nicolas Chardon – Handnews.fr TEAM (France) Zika Bogdanovic (Serbia, Balkan-Handball.com)