Peoples’ Tribunal on Sri Lanka

Session III. 20th – 22nd May 2022 Berlin, Germany


Was the EU’s terror listing of the LTTE, at the instigation of the US, the political trigger for the genocidal war against the Eelam Tamils?

As we see a confrontation taking place between the two sides of the geo-political divide as to who controls this strategically important island, while its economy collapses – the Eelam Tamils in the homeland and in the Diaspora will find the deliberations at this tribunal very instructive. And, as the world in witnessing again, in Ukraine, the failure of negotiations resulting in a terrible war, the discussions at the Berlin Tribunal will not only be of concern to the Eelam Tamils, but to all those concerned in peace through negotiations.

The Tribunal will investigate the following inter-related areas

  • Who holds the primary responsibility in the war against the Eelam Tamils?

  • Is the United Nations’ Human Rights Council manipulated by the perpetrators?

  • Was the war of extermination of Eelam Tamils a threat to peace in the Indian Ocean?

  • What is the significance of the international criminalisation of Tamil activists?

  • Is the destruction of social progress made in Tamil Eelam, particularly concerning women, part of the genocidal process?

  • Is the ongoing structural genocide supported by the external perpetrators?

In articulating the tribunal as that of the people, on Saturday 21 May from 2.00 – 4.00 pm (Berlin time) 30 leading human rights activists from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America will engage in the Tribunal virtually in a manifestation of people-to-people solidarity.

The third session of the tribunal – like the Dublin sessions – will take place under the aegis of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal. As with the previous sessions, the organisers will be the Internationaler Menschenrechtsverein Bremen in collaboration with the Irish Forum for Peace in Sri Lanka – Dublin

The Tribunal will open at 6pm on Friday and continue on Saturday and Sunday. Attendance has to be regulated, and if you wish to take part, please contact as early as you can. More information here

Donations can be sent to: IMRV – Germany, IBAN: DE77 2001 0020 0009 9292 07 or GoFundMe