El Genocidio de los Tamiles ha llegado a America Latina = The genocide of Tamils has arrived in Latin America

Higginbottom, Andy (2017) El Genocidio de los Tamiles ha llegado a America Latina = The genocide of Tamils has arrived in Latin America. Mundo Siglo XXI, 12(42), pp. 21-32. ISSN (online) 1870-2872

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The article is published in its Spanish language version. The Genocide of the Tamils has arrived in Latin America The slaughter of some seventy thousand Tamils in 2009 is not well known. Through United Nations Human Rights Council, the United States and the United Kingdom have converged with Sri Lanka to cover up the scale of the atrocity. Faced with the situation of international impunity, the Tamil Diaspora presented its case to the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal. The Bremen tribunal ruled that a genocide has been perpetrated against the Tamil people, with the complicity of the US and the UK. The genocide has special characteristics with its background in the collective struggle for national popular sovereignty, the right to be recognized as the Tamil Eelam homeland. Beyond its particular important ruling, the Bremen tribunal has raised some elements of understanding of genocide within an anti-imperialist framework. The article ends with the concrete case of the appointment as Sri Lankan ambassador to six South American countries of a general responsible for torture and bombings against the Tamil population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tamil Eelam; Sri Lanka; genocide; Permanent Peoples Tribunal; complicity; imperialism; UN Human Rights Council
Research Area: Politics and international studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences
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Depositing User: Andrew Higginbottom
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 10:34
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/43048

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