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The Tamil Genocide By Sri Lanka: The Global Failure To Protect Tamil Rights Under International Law

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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-s ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published December 8th 2009 by Clarity Press, Inc.
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PeaceAll
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: College students in Ethnic conflict, Peace Studies, Genocide
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Quoting from the Editorial Review:
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.”
(which made this appear less significant than events in Tunisia, Egy
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Mallee Stanley
Feb 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
This book was incorrectly titled. It wasn't about Tamil genocide by Sri Lanka. It was about the author, Francis A. Boyle and the speeches he made requesting the UN to take action. I lost count of how many times Boyle told us that he was a professor of international law. In fact, I lost count of how many times I seemed to be reading the same information, worded slightly differently from page to page. I would suggest that Mr Boyle stick to law rather than try to write a book. It was boring from co ...more
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How many killed in 2009? 2 2 Feb 15, 2014 07:21AM  
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Francis Anthony Boyle (born 1950) is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis...]