Association of Humanitarian Lawyers


AHL has long defended the right of the Tamil peoples to self-determination and has participated in negotiations to achieve a just resolution between the two warring sides. AHL plans to work with the North East Secretariat for Human Rights (NESOHR) in Sri Lanka is addressing application of humanitarian law to the long armed conflict in Sri Lanka and to develop forward-looking strategies to address the current peace process and economic development in the post-Tsunami period. Participants include several members of the Sri Lanka parliament, leading clergy and, especially, AHL board member attorney Sivapalan, President of the Bar Association of Trincomalee.

Additional Reference Material
Below please find several documents of interest. Some of the documents are lengthy and it may take a few moments to download.

Memorandum On The Legal Status Of the War In Sri Lanka and The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (by Karen Parker)

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)-Agreement on a cease-fire

Racism and The Tamil National Question - Statement Submitted by The Association of Humanitarian Lawyers