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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.

Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy
November 12, 2015
Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy
With a transfer of power in Colombo, the Obama administration looks to put Sri Lanka in the win column for U.S. democracy promotion efforts.
Samantha Power and US Sri Lanka Policy
Sri Lanka’s Unexpected Political Opening Won’t Last Forever
November 09, 2015
Sri Lanka’s Unexpected Political Opening Won’t Last Forever
After two big elections and the passage of another UN Human Rights Council resolution, is Sri Lanka’s new government really sincere about deeper reform?
Sri Lanka’s Unexpected Political Opening Won’t Last Forever
Sri Lanka Moves in the Right Direction on Internet Freedom
October 29, 2015
Sri Lanka Moves in the Right Direction on Internet Freedom
Sri Lanka’s new government moves in the right direction on internet freedom, although concerns about surveillance technologies persist.
Sri Lanka Moves in the Right Direction on Internet Freedom
Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
October 25, 2015
Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
Is Sri Lanka’s new government ready to deal with police torture? Only time will tell.
Police Torture in Sri Lanka Remains a Major Problem
Sri Lanka: Three Reports Tabled in Parliament
October 22, 2015
Sri Lanka: Three Reports Tabled in Parliament
With the tabling of reports that further underscore the pressing need for a credible accountability process, is Colombo finally ready to act?
Sri Lanka: Three Reports Tabled in Parliament
Sri Lanka: Is Sirisena Ready to Release Tamil Political Prisoners?
October 19, 2015
Sri Lanka: Is Sirisena Ready to Release Tamil Political Prisoners?
Will Tamil political prisoners in Sri Lanka really be released?
Sri Lanka: Is Sirisena Ready to Release Tamil Political Prisoners?
What’s the Deal with Sri Lanka’s Corruption Investigations?
October 09, 2015
What’s the Deal with Sri Lanka’s Corruption Investigations?
Sri Lanka’s government has been talking big about transitional justice, but are corruption investigations floundering?
What’s the Deal with Sri Lanka’s Corruption Investigations?
Will There Be Accountability for the Kunduz Hospital Bombing?
October 04, 2015
Will There Be Accountability for the Kunduz Hospital Bombing?
A Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was struck by an air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Will there be accountability?
Will There Be Accountability for the Kunduz Hospital Bombing?
The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka is Tabled
September 28, 2015
The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka is Tabled
After a flurry of diplomatic activity in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka has finally been tabled.
The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sri Lanka is Tabled
Negotiating Sri Lanka’s Future at the UN Human Rights Council
September 23, 2015
Negotiating Sri Lanka’s Future at the UN Human Rights Council
Negotiations over another UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka are ongoing, with many issues unresolved.
Negotiating Sri Lanka’s Future at the UN Human Rights Council
Sri Lanka Under the Microscope on Capitol Hill
September 19, 2015
Sri Lanka Under the Microscope on Capitol Hill
Sri Lanka's ongoing process toward post-war reconciliation and accountability is getting attention in Washington.
Sri Lanka Under the Microscope on Capitol Hill
Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: What Now?
September 18, 2015
Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: What Now?
With the long-awaited report on Sri Lanka’s violent history finally out, what’s next for Colombo at the UN Human Rights Council?
Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: What Now?
Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council
September 16, 2015
Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council
Sri Lanka’s foreign minister recently delivered a strong speech in Geneva. Can the government match words with action?
Sri Lanka: Front and Center at the UN Human Rights Council
Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: Let the Debate Begin – Again
September 14, 2015
Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: Let the Debate Begin – Again
Sri Lanka’s new government can expect a warm reception in Geneva, but many important questions remain unanswered.
Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council: Let the Debate Begin – Again
Sri Lanka’s ‘Accountability’ Dilemma
September 10, 2015
Sri Lanka’s ‘Accountability’ Dilemma
With an important UN Human Rights Council session on the horizon, Colombo’s plan for ‘accountability’ is hotly debated.
Sri Lanka’s ‘Accountability’ Dilemma
Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet is Sworn In, As Geneva Beckons
September 04, 2015
Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet is Sworn In, As Geneva Beckons
As Sri Lanka's new government takes shape, the country's reckoning with its past looms on the horizon.
Sri Lanka’s New Cabinet is Sworn In, As Geneva Beckons
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
August 31, 2015
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
Do Sri Lankans have confidence in the process and practice of their democracy?
Sri Lanka's August Parliamentary Election, Seen Up Close
The ‘Unfinished War’ Against Sri Lanka’s Tamils
July 28, 2015
The ‘Unfinished War’ Against Sri Lanka’s Tamils
A new report details torture and sexual abuses in Sri Lanka -- in the post-war period.
The ‘Unfinished War’ Against Sri Lanka’s Tamils
The US-Sri Lanka Lovefest Continues – For Now
June 07, 2015
The US-Sri Lanka Lovefest Continues – For Now
The United States should moderate its optimism on Sri Lanka -- Colombo still has a long way to go on human rights.
The US-Sri Lanka Lovefest Continues – For Now
Start of a US-Sri Lanka 'Reset'?
May 04, 2015
Start of a US-Sri Lanka 'Reset'?
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits Sri Lanka, bringing reassurances.
Start of a US-Sri Lanka 'Reset'?
What Does Regime Change in Sri Lanka Mean for the United States?
April 30, 2015
What Does Regime Change in Sri Lanka Mean for the United States?
Is the Obama administration too eager to embrace Sri Lanka’s new government?
What Does Regime Change in Sri Lanka Mean for the United States?
Sri Lanka: Can Sirisena Deliver on Reforms?
April 14, 2015
Sri Lanka: Can Sirisena Deliver on Reforms?
What has Sri Lanka's Maithripala Sirisena manage to achieve in his first three months in office?
Sri Lanka: Can Sirisena Deliver on Reforms?
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
January 01, 2015
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
Would a papal visit so soon after the election be such a bad thing?
Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Heats Up
December 22, 2014
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Heats Up
Incumbent Rajapaska is still the frontrunner, but high-level defections are cause for concern.
Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election Heats Up
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