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Taylor Dibbert

Taylor Dibbert

Taylor Dibbert is a freelance writer and consultant. Previously, Taylor worked for human rights organizations in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. From 2006-2008, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. He has also worked or studied in Argentina, Austria and Spain. He is the author of the book ‘Fiesta of Sunset: The Peace Corps, Guatemala and a Search for Truth’. Taylor holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Georgia. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Reconsidering US Leadership at the Human Rights Council
November 11, 2016
Reconsidering US Leadership at the Human Rights Council
Notwithstanding the Obama administration’s modest achievements, continued engagement with the UN HRC is a good thing.
Reconsidering US Leadership at the Human Rights Council
Public Perceptions on Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka
October 21, 2016
Public Perceptions on Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka
A new report highlights some important issues.
Public Perceptions on Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s President Misses an Opportunity at the UN
September 23, 2016
Sri Lanka’s President Misses an Opportunity at the UN
The president could have made the case for deeper reform.
Sri Lanka’s President Misses an Opportunity at the UN
Sri Lanka: Is Transitional Justice in Trouble?
September 14, 2016
Sri Lanka: Is Transitional Justice in Trouble?
For Sri Lanka’s transitional justice process, the coming months are crucial.
Sri Lanka: Is Transitional Justice in Trouble?
More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process
September 06, 2016
More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process
Will Colombo finally get serious about healing the wounds of war?
More Worries Over Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Process
Sri Lanka Will Create an Office of Missing Persons
August 16, 2016
Sri Lanka Will Create an Office of Missing Persons
Ostensibly, Colombo takes a step forward, yet plenty remains to be done.
Sri Lanka Will Create an Office of Missing Persons
Abductions and Torture in Jaffna: Can Sri Lanka Change?
July 11, 2016
Abductions and Torture in Jaffna: Can Sri Lanka Change?
A British citizen was abducted and tortured during a recent visit to the island.
Abductions and Torture in Jaffna: Can Sri Lanka Change?
Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?
June 26, 2016
Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?
The country’s foreign minister keeps talking big, but speeches are not policy.
Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister On Autopilot?
New Report Details Abuses Against Sri Lankan Tamils
June 11, 2016
New Report Details Abuses Against Sri Lankan Tamils
A new report focuses on exiled Sri Lankan Tamils.
New Report Details Abuses Against Sri Lankan Tamils
Examining Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons
May 27, 2016
Examining Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons
A recent cabinet decision is cause for significant concern.
Examining Sri Lanka’s Office of Missing Persons
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
May 19, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
The island nation’s “democratic transition” leaves plenty to be desired.
Sri Lanka’s Uneasy Peace
The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
May 07, 2016
The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
In spite of Colombo’s promises, the repression of Tamils continues.
The Repression of Sri Lanka’s Tamils Continues
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
April 29, 2016
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
The Obama administration’s messaging on Sri Lanka misses the mark yet again.
Samantha Power Misses the Mark on Sri Lanka (Again)
Sri Lanka’s National Security Fearmongers
April 15, 2016
Sri Lanka’s National Security Fearmongers
Predictable platitudes follow the discovery of a recent arms cache.
Sri Lanka’s National Security Fearmongers
Getting US Messaging About Sri Lanka's 'Democratic Transition' Right
March 31, 2016
Getting US Messaging About Sri Lanka's 'Democratic Transition' Right
The U.S. needs to be more consistent when it comes to promoting human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka.
Getting US Messaging About Sri Lanka's 'Democratic Transition' Right
Political Prisoners and Sri Lanka’s Sincerity Crisis
March 28, 2016
Political Prisoners and Sri Lanka’s Sincerity Crisis
Colombo’s cowardice regarding Tamil political prisoners is deeply troubling.
Political Prisoners and Sri Lanka’s Sincerity Crisis
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
March 12, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
Sri Lanka will resume a major (and controversial) development project.
Sri Lanka’s Port City Project Is Back in Business
The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
February 25, 2016
The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
During the U.S.-Sri Lanka Partnership Dialogue, Washington should elevate Sri Lanka’s transitional justice debate.
The US Must Pay More Attention to Sri Lanka’s Transitional Justice Debate
Problems Continue to Plague Sri Lanka’s Northern Province
February 18, 2016
Problems Continue to Plague Sri Lanka’s Northern Province
In spite of the country’s recent democratic gains, problems continue to plague Sri Lanka’s Tamil-dominated Northern Province.
Problems Continue to Plague Sri Lanka’s Northern Province
Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues
February 09, 2016
Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues
Pervasive militarization throughout the island nation's historically Tamil areas continues to result in a range of problems.
Militarization in Sri Lanka Continues
Explaining Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
February 03, 2016
Explaining Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
Transitional justice in Sri Lanka will be a long, difficult process; awareness-raising is absolutely essential.
Explaining Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
January 16, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
Sri Lanka’s recent democratic gains are real; so are the challenges that lie ahead.
Sri Lanka’s Circuitous Road to Reform
Sri Lanka: The Persecution of Tamils Continues Under Sirisena’s Watch
January 07, 2016
Sri Lanka: The Persecution of Tamils Continues Under Sirisena’s Watch
One year into President Maithripala Sirisena’s tenure, the abduction, torture and rape of ethnic Tamils continues.
Sri Lanka: The Persecution of Tamils Continues Under Sirisena’s Watch
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
January 04, 2016
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
A recently published article on USAID’s blog is cause for concern.
Sri Lanka’s Maithripala Sirisena Is No Stranger to Politics
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