25 September 2023, 4 p.m.
Medico international, Lindleystr. 15, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal is happy to announce the launch event of the 3rd Judgment on Sri Lanka.
This event marks the third stage of a long, and very meaningful, process that has engaged the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, through two previous judgments, delivered respectively in Dublin, in 2010, in very close chronological proximity to the massacre of the Eelam Tamil population, by the Sri Lankan Government, and in 2014, in Bremen, through a well-articulated judgement documenting the grounds for the qualification of genocide according to the strictest criteria of international law, and the framework of connivance in the direct and indirect responsibilities that ensured the substantial ‘erasure’ of the Tamil people’s rights, both in their homeland and in exile: In terms of absolute impunity of the responsible states, and of maintaining and exacerbating repression of the Eelam Tamils’ fundamental, individual and people’s rights.
The twofold objective of the Berlin Session, which was able to examine new and in-depth testimonies, reports, documents, has been to shed full light on:
- the absolute groundlessness of maintaining the terrorist designation, which automatically coincides with the exclusion of the entire Tamil people and its members from the universe of rights;
- the originality and solidity of Tamil people’s model of society, in which women were absolute protagonists, and therefore the most tragic and resistant victims;
- the extent of US and UK government responsibility in provoking the failure of the peace processes (with the passive support of the EU Member States), thus activating the genocidal process.