GLOBAL TAMIL FORUM

Committed to non-violence. Seeks lasting peace in Sri Lanka, based on justice, reconciliation & negotiated political settlement.
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Latest Press Release

Global Tamil Forum welcomes High Commissioner Zeid’s call for accelerated progress in Sri Lanka and for sustained international engagement to achieve responsive Transitional Justice05 July 2016

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcomes the oral update provided by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Ra’ad Al Hussein to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on 29 June in Geneva. We commend the High Commissioner and his office for their forthright assessment and concur with their observation that the promise of governance reform and transitional justice are yet to be fully delivered, and risks stalling or dissipating.

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OISL Report

Report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) 16th September 2015

Report Of The OHCHR Investigation On Sri Lanka OISL

In Resolution 25/1, adopted in March 2014, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to “undertake a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both parties in Sri Lanka during the period covered by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and to establish the facts and circumstances of such alleged violations and of the crimes perpetrated with a view to avoiding impunity and ensuring accountability, with assistance from relevant experts and special procedures mandate holders”.

GTF in the Media

Global Tamil Forum Calls for More Progress in Sri Lanka06 July 2016

Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a London-based Tamil diaspora organization, issued a statement today. GTF’s remarks pertain to Sri Lanka’s compliance with an October 2015 U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution on Sri Lanka and recent developments at the HRC.

Judicial mechanism to try war crimes cases by February 2017: SL Foreign Minister06 July 2016

The basic architecture of a Judicial Mechanism to try war crimes cases will be finalized by January-February 2017, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, said here on Wednesday.

Leading Tamil diaspora group backs Zeid’s oral update on Sri Lanka05 July 2016

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), a leading Tamil disapora group based in London, has welcomed the oral update provided by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al Ra’ad Al Hussein to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on 29 June in Geneva.

Rupavahini Interview

Suren Surendiran (GTF) on Sri Lankan National Television Rupavahini News

26 September 2015

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