Referral of the Political and Military Leaders of Sri Lanka to the Prosecutor of the ICC for Investigation and Establishment of an International Mechanism Recommended by the Panel sign now

Dear Mr. Secretary General:

Referral of the Political and Military Leaders of Sri Lanka to the Prosecutor of the ICC
for Investigation and
Establishment of an International Mechanism Recommended by the Panel

We, the undersigned, request you to refer those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed against the Tamil People in Sri Lanka to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for investigation. We also urge you to appoint a Commission of Inquiry as recommended by the Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka to conduct investigations pertaining to the above crimes.

The Panel of Experts has identified five serious violations committed by the Government of Sri Lanka. These are:

(i) Killing of civilians through widespread shelling,

(ii) Shelling of hospitals and humanitarian objects,

(iii) Denial of humanitarian assistance,

(iv) Human rights violations suffered by victims and survivors of the conflict, including both IDPs and suspected LTTE cadres,

(v) human rights violations outside the conflict zone, including against the media and other critics of the Government

They constitute actions directed by the military and political command of the Sri Lankan Government comprising almost exclusively Sinhalese against the Tamil civilians and therefore clearly establish that genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes had been planned and perpetrated by the political and military command, resulting in the joint responsibility of the political and military command for the international crimes.

Furthermore, the Panel has gathered additional evidence which discloses that the policies of the Sri Lankan government immediately after the war subjected the Tamil population to torture, forcible imprisonment and other denials of human rights. Such persecutory and discriminatory conduct was based entirely on the ethnicity of people.

The report states that thousands of Tamil civilians were killed in the final months of the war and highlights rape, summary execution, enforced disappearances, widespread shelling, and denial of food and medicine. It is abundantly clear from the Panel’s information that Genocide of Tamil civilians has taken place.

We also note that based on recent international as well as national jurisprudence the act of genocide can and has taken place in a limited geographic zone. The intent, an important component of the act of genocide can be inferred from the scale and nature of the operation. Based on information in the Panel report these components of the crime of genocide are present.

We urge you to hold those responsible for the international crimes against the Tamil People by referring the political and military command of Sri Lanka at the time to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). We also urge you to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to investigate international crimes that took place in the island of Sri Lanka against the Tamil People.

Thank you.
Sincerely,

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Secretary General Banki Moon

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