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About Kiran Mohandas Menon

Kiran Mohandas Menon is an independent researcher from India. His articles have been featured in various international publications.

Articles by Kiran Mohandas Menon

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

A death in the Congo

On 18 August, Tjostolv Moland, a 32-year-old former officer of the Norwegian army, was found dead in his prison cell in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His strange case highlights the need to develop the DRC's justice system to end a cycle of impunity and violence.

The Commonwealth and Sri Lanka’s disintegrating democracy

While the nation is all set to host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) later this year, Sri Lankan democracy is disintegrating, with systematic torture and arbitrary detention increasingly becoming a ‘way of life’.


Since 2009, more than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire, protesting the policies and actions of the Chinese government. These are acts of resistance, caused by the desperation of members of an ancient civilization which is, perhaps, on the verge of disappearance.

Remembering Zoran Djindjic

Ten years ago, on March 12, 2003, a bullet deprived Serbia of a true visionary. Zoran Djindjic’s leadership and vision was crucial for the nation to move forward from its war ravaged past towards democracy.

Ante Gotovina: the general who symbolized a nation

The acquittal of Croatian general Ante Gotovina by the appeals chamber of the ICTY concludes one of the most followed, controversial and unpredictable trials of a military commander in recent times. 

The Storm still rages in Croatia

Croatians believe Operation Storm is how they got their nation back. So why has it come back to haunt them nearly two decades later? Can the ICTY bring closure for the families involved?

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