Past eventResearch Event

War Crimes in Sri Lanka

17 May 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Chatham House, London


Louise Arbour, President and CEO, International Crisis Group
Discussant: Tom Porteous, London Director, Human Rights Watch
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House



On the first anniversary of the end of fighting, the speaker will examine allegations of violations of international humanitarian law by the Sri Lankan security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) during the last five months of their 30-year civil war. She will argue that there is a case for an independent international inquiry as a necessary step in making Sri Lanka's tenuous and bitter peace more just and sustainable.

This meeting is held in association with the International Crisis Group. Please note that this meeting is for members only and on this occassion guests are not permitted.