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The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka

The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka

Author: Francis A. Boyle

Publisher:

ISBN: 0986085375

Category: Law

Page: 283

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Sri Lanka's government declared victory in May, 2009, in one of the world's most intractable wars after a series of battles in which it killed the leader of the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting to create a separate homeland for the country's ethnic Tamil minority. The United Nations said the conflict had killed between 80,000 and 100,000 people in Sri Lanka since full-scale civil war broke out in 1983. A US State Department report offered a grisly catalogue of alleged abuses, including the killing of captives or combatants seeking surrender, the abduction and in some cases murder of Tamil civilians, and dismal humanitarian conditions in camps for displaced persons. Human Rights Watch said the U.S. report should dispel any doubts that serious abuses were committed during the final months of the 26-year civil war. The report gains added significance since, during these five months, the Sri Lankan Government denied independent observers, including the media and human rights organizations, access to the war zone, and conducted a "war without witnesses." This second edition traces the ongoing engagement in the Sri Lankan conflict of Professor Francis A. Boyle, an eminent American expert in international law, from the conflict's last years to the present pursuit of UN recognition of the Tamil genocide and call for reparations. It is the first book to develop an authoritative case for genocide against the Government of Sri Lanka under international law. Such charges by an expert like Boyle should not be taken lightly: In 1993, Boyle took the remarkably similar case of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the International Court of Justice, setting a historical precedent by winning not one, but two Orders from the Court against the rump Yugoslavia. Professor Boyle was among the very few to address the international legal implications of the Sri Lankan Government's grave and systematic violations of Tamil human rights while the conflict was actually taking place, and to excoriate the UN and those significant states and actors in the global community whose failure to prevent it, Boyle charges, amounted to complicity in genocide. A seminal lecture in the book outlines the legal basis for the Tamils to exercise their right under international law to proclaim a Unilateral Declaration of Independence and establish a Tamil state.

The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka

The Tamil Genocide by Sri Lanka

Author: Francis Boyle

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780932863874

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Sri Lanka’s government declared victory in May, 2009, in one of the world’s most intractable wars after a series of battles in which it killed the leader of the Tamil Tigers, who had been fighting to create a separate homeland for the country’s ethnic Tamil minority. The United Nations said the conflict had killed between 80,000 and 100,000 people in Sri Lanka since full-scale civil war broke out in 1983. A US State Department report offered a grisly catalogue of alleged abuses, including the killing of captives or combatants seeking surrender, the abduction and in some cases murder of Tamil civilians, and dismal humanitarian conditions in camps for displaced persons. Human Rights Watch said the U.S. report should dispel any doubts that serious abuses were committed during the final months of the 26-year civil war. The report gains added significance since, during these five months, the Sri Lankan Government denied independent observers, including the media and human rights organizations, access to the war zone, and conducted a “war without witnesses.” This book traces the ongoing engagement of international lawyer Francis A. Boyle during the last years of the conflict. Boyle was among the very few addressing the international legal implications of the Sri Lankan Government’s grave and systematic violations of Tamil human rights while the conflict was taking place. This is the first book to develop an authoritative case for genocide against the Government of Sri Lanka under international law.

A Fleeting Moment in My Country

A Fleeting Moment in My Country

Author: N. Malathy

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780984525553

Category: History

Page: 176

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Little is known about the Tamil liberation cause and struggle, as it has been widely dismissed by global powers of all persuasions-the USA, Russia, China and India-each driven by their own realpolitik concerns and self- interests. This book, written by a Diaspora Tamil engaged in human rights work in the Tamil-controlled area of Vanni up until it was overrun by Sri Lankan forces, provides a compelling insider’s look at the motivations, issues and complexities of this largely secret civil war; the entire text is based on first hand observation and includes sociological insights based on these first hand observations. Isolatd in their struggle and condemned by world opinion, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) nonetheless proved capable of withstanding all external forces for a period of decades, drawing large numbers of Tamils, both inside Sri Lanka and outside in the Tamil Diaspora, to support tits cause. The LTTE created a progressive internal movement that succeeded in breaking down ancient caste barriers that had resisted the political inducements and leadership of figures such as Gandhi, and inculcated a climate of social justice and equality. This book describes what life was like on the ground inside Tamil- controlled territory where the forces of war were held at bay-what the author has referred to in the title of this book as "The Fleeting Moment...". What followed was a process of the destruction of everything that she described when it was overrun by the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil genocide began.

Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect

Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect

Author: Damien Kingsbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136639975

Category: History

Page: 200

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This book provides a study of the war by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to create a separate state in Sri Lanka. It examines the ways in which this war should, in principle, have invoked ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principles, as well as the political, legal and practical problems involved and, ultimately, why the international community failed to act. Over the years there have been several events, including those in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Darfur, and Kosovo, that have led the international community to accept a responsibility to protect. However, despite its overwhelming preliminary endorsement, the principles of this concept are still not universally sanctioned and there are some strong international opponents, including some countries that were initial signatories of the convention. By considering the example of Sri Lanka, the text focuses on what conditions could satisfy or demand the application of responsibility to protect. It further presents a case as to why this conflict was, and may still be, the normative responsibility of the international community. Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect will be of great interest to students of South-East Asian politics, human rights, international law, ethnic conflict, security studies and IR in general.

The Cage

The Cage

Author: Gordon Weiss

Publisher:

ISBN: 1934137545

Category: History

Page: 342

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An incisive first account of the formation, history, and bloody dissolution of the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Author: Noah Berlatsky

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737770162

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 240

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This collection of essays explores decades of conflict and violence in Sri Lanka and the acts of genocide and crimes against humanity that have resulted. Readers will understand the historical background on the years of conflict, with an examination of the controversies surrounding this conflict. Essays explain the roots of the violence, assertions that genocide was committed by both sides, and the state of the postwar peace process. Background information and first person accounts of the events are provided as well, to give the reader a more rounded knowledge of the events.

Unfettered Genocide in Tamil Eelam

Unfettered Genocide in Tamil Eelam

Author: M. G. Krishnan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0992367409

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This book is a record of "The Tamil Nation" struggles and sacrifices made to regain the lost rights in Sri Lanka, which are recognized under the "International Human Rights Bill". The book is dedicated to all who laid their lives fighting for their lost rights and others still waiting for justice.

The Rise and Fall of the Tamil Tigers

The Rise and Fall of the Tamil Tigers

Author: Damian Tangram

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244419929

Category: History

Page: 452

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This book offers an accurate and easy to follow explanation of how the Tamil Tigers, who are officially known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), was defeated. Who were the major players in this conflict? What were the critical strategic decisions that worked? What were the strategic mistakes and their consequences? What actually happened on the battlefield? How did Sri Lanka become the only nation in modern history to completely defeat a terrorist organization? The mind-blowing events of the Sri Lankan civil war are documented in this book to show the truth of how the LTTE terrorist organization was defeated. The defeat of a terrorist organization on the battlefield was so unprecedented that it has rewritten the narrative in the fight against terrorism.

War, Denial and Nation-Building in Sri Lanka

War, Denial and Nation-Building in Sri Lanka

Author: Rachel Seoighe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319563244

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

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This book begins from a critical account of the final months of the Sri Lankan civil war, tracing themes of nationalism, discourse and conflict memory through this period of immense violence and into its aftermath. Using these themes to explore state crime, atrocity and its denial and representation, Seoighe offers an analysis of how stories of conflict are authored and constructed. This book examines the political discourse of the former Rajapaksa government, highlighting how fluency in international discourses of counter-terrorism, humanitarianism and the ‘reconciliation’ expected of states transitioning from conflict can be used to conceal and deny state violence. Drawing on extensive interviews with activists, academics, politicians, state representatives and international agency staff, and three months of observation in Sri Lanka in 2012, Seoighe demonstrates how the Rajapaksa government re-narrativised violence through orchestrated techniques of denial and mass ritual discourse. It drew on and perpetuated a heightened majoritarian Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism which consolidated power under Sinhalese political elites, generated minority grievances and, in turn, sustained the repression and dispossession of the Tamil community of the Northeast. A detailed and evocative study, this book will be of special interest to scholars of conflict studies, political violence and critical criminology.

Genocide in Sri Lanka

Genocide in Sri Lanka

Author: M. S. Venkatachalam

Publisher: Gyan Books

ISBN: UOM:39015019062325

Category: Political atrocities

Page: 73

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The author has chosen to tell the world the righteous cause of Tamils and has brought out the background to those incidents and a mass of testimony by eye-witnesses.