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  with over 150 new pages 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

    A seminal lecture in the book outlines the legal basis for the Tamils in Sri Lanka to exercise their
    right under international law to proclaim a Unilateral Declaration of Independence and establish a
    Provisional Government for Tamil Eelam if that is their desire. Here Boyle draws upon his
    experience as the Legal Advisor to the Palestine Liberation Organization  on  their  15  November  
    1988  Declaration of Independence and their establishment of the State of Palestine, which
    recently announced the intention to petition for membership in the United Nations Organization.

    In addition to Boyle’s writings on aspects of international law  related  to  Sri  Lanka’s  war  
    crimes,  crimes  against humanity and genocide against Tamils, and the international
    community’s failure to stop the slaughter of Tamil civilians, the book also contains relevant
    articles from international conventions directly applicable to the conflict, including the
    Geneva Conventions, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and the Genocide


    Dedication to Gandhiyam David

    Foreword by Gandhiyam David

    Australia aiding and abetting Sri Lanka’s war crimes

    States financing Tamil internment, UN complicit in Crimes against Humanity

    SLA war crimes eerily similar to Srebrenica Scorpions’ terror

    India a moral failure, Colombo’s monstrosity matched only by Nazis

    Boyle debunks Kohona’s war-crimes braggadocio

    Boyle, Fein charge Sri Lanka with Genocide during Chennai seminar

    Sinhala “lebensraum” in progress in Vann

    UN Officials complicit in aiding, abetting GoSL’s Nazi-type crimes

    Unprincipled, shameless, “Orwellian” UN resolution ever

    “Glaring hypocrisy, blatant sophistry.” Boyle slams Swiss UN Resolution

    “Accessories after the fact to acts of Genocide”

    300,000 Tamils held in Nazi-style concentration camps

    Sri Lanka destroys evidence, prevents ICRC, UN access

    Klerk risks repeating Netherland’s criminality on Srebrenica genocide

    Prof. Boyle: Hold Emergency Meeting of UNSC to stop Tamil genocide

    US violates the Genocide Convention by permitting Sri Lanka to commit slow-motion

    India should sue Sri Lanka in ICJ for massacre of 2000 Tamils

    UN violating Charter obligation to promote, encourage human rights

    Green light to rid Tigers while 50,000 lives at risk, Boyle faults US, UK

    Slow-motion genocide to exceed horrors of Srebrenica

    India obligated to bring Sri Lanka’s genocide to UN Security Council

    Prof. Boyle calls for humanitarian airdrop to starving civilians in “safety zone”

    Miliband’s statement obligates UK to take immediate UN action

    Stalling, obfuscation mirror UN’s actions before Srebrenica genocide

    US should intervene directly with GoSL, LTTE to protect civilians

    US support to IMF’s Sri Lanka loan illegal

    Boyle warns UN repeating Srebrenica debacle in Vanni

    Stopping Sri Lanka’s genocide at ICJ, UN

    Evacuation would constitute U.S. “complicity in genocide”

    Forced starvation constitutes an act of Genocide

    Britain trying to dodge obligations to prevent Genocide of Tamils

    Britain legally obliged to prevent Genocide in Sri Lanka

    India legally obliged to prevent GoSL’s genocide against Tamils

    Gotabaya should be prosecuted for Genocide, war crimes

    Sri Lanka fully intends to destroy Tamil Homeland, says Boyle
    Rajapakse brothers, Brigadier Silva, presumptive war criminals

    Fonseka revelations mandate independent probe into UN’s role
    Weeratunge statement proves India’s complicity in Sri Lanka’s genocide

    Gotabhaya opens door for UN investigations of Sri Lanka war crimes

    Boyle’s book added to World Court library

    French UN comments wrong, misleading

    Time for International Criminal Tribunal on Sri Lanka

    UN investigation can serve as leverage to establish ICTSL

    Demand that US reveal more inculpatory war crimes evidence

    Cutting UN ties will earn Sri Lanka rogue status

    PCIJ precedent brings GoSL’s war crimes within UN jurisdiction

    Appoint Prof. Boyle to UN advisory panel, Tamil Groups urge Ban Ki Moon

    Colombo adopts failed Sudanese ruse to deflect war crimes charges

    Treaty discussion, reminder for appointing Sri Lanka War Crimes panel

    Boyle: Independent Eelam will be a bulwark for India

    Boyle urges divestment-disinvestment campaign against “apartheid” Sri Lanka

    Demand that US provide war crimes evidence to UN Panel

    UN must produce a Congo-type war crimes report on Sri Lanka

    Admitting Rajapakse into US criminally similar to allowing in genocidaire Karadzic

    Boyle reacts to UN report: “Creating Tamil Eelam the only remedy”

    Ban Ki Moon Accessory After the Fact to Sri Lanka war crimes
    Word “Genocide” missing in UN Panel’s war crimes report

    US attaché clarification a linguistic legerdemain

    Tamils safety possible only under separate state

    No amnesty for war criminals, says UN’s Navi Pillay

    US should publicly accuse Colombo of committing war crimes

    Appointing alleged war-criminals to UN posts a violation of UN Charter

    Boyle warns Tamil diaspora against “Stall and Delay” diplomacy at UNHRC

    Boyle compares Syria action, dismisses UNHRC resolution as a “fraud”

    Veteran Tamil activist and humanist reaches 88 in exile

    ICC a fraud, only goes after Africa’s tin-pot dictators

    UN culpable under “complicity clause”

    Systemic disappearances qualify as crimes against humanity in ICC

    Systematic rape of Tamils violates Genocide convention

    Adopting draft resolution will violate Genocide Convention

    Genocidal double talk by India, US

    New US Secretary of State responsible for Geneva injustice

    Ambassador Blake cannot reverse Tamil genocide

    Joke and a fraud: Boyle slams Kerry’s New Year message

    Let Prince do the dirty work at CHOGM

    International Criminal Law Developments

    Can Power, silent on Sri Lanka genocide, redeem herself in UN

    UN Sri Lanka tribunal will avoid ICC jurisdictional issues

    Administer justice to GoSL genocidaires on basis of Truth

    “Perfidious Albion cannot change its spots”

    Tamils should guard against being misled by IC

    Compelling need to correct UN’s mortal sins against Tamils

    USA softer than UK in wooing genocidal Colombo

    UN resolution neither prevents nor punishes GoSL genocide

    Reforms will not happen, genocide will continue

    Chequered Swiss history of supporting Sri Lanka’s crimes

    Resolution sponsors, voters, UNHRC become accessories to SL genocide

    Tamil Nadu, Global Tamils should be organized in addressing US-UN failure

    Diaspora should mount independent legal campaign

    Samantha Power rehabilitates genocidal Sri Lanka

    Boyle denounces Power’s notion of “trust deficit”

    Systematic enforced disappearances an international crime

    Aided by UN, US, genocide continues under Sirisena

    Colombo makes mockery of UN endorsed domestic mechanism

    Switzerland misleads, terminology counts

    Refusal to use “genocide” indicates male fides

    UN should refer Sri Lanka to ICC, or setup criminal tribunal

    Boyle condemns U.S. endorsement of Sri Lanka

    Appendix I: Trying to Stop Aggressive War and Genocide Against the
    People and the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Appendix II: Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions

    Appendix III: UN Genocide Convention

    Appendix IV: Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
    [Selected articles]

    Appendix V: Geneva Conventions Additional Protocol I [Selected articles]

The Global Failure to Protect Tamil Rights
Under International Law
Francis A. Boyle
ISBN: 978-0-9860853-7-6
$18.95 / 283 pp. / 2016
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International lawyer Francis A. Boyle (far left) on the floor of the World Court in 1993,
squaring off against his adversary, Shabtai Rosenne (far right) of Israel representing
the rump Yugoslavia, just before he argued and then won the first of his two World
Court Orders for Bosnia on the basis of the 1948 Genocide Convention.
Named BOOK OF THE MONTH, May 2010
by Tamil Tribune,
Francis Boyle Speech on
Tamil Genocide On Sri Lanka