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European Initiative for a Negotiated Peace in Sri Lanka

We, a group of scholars with extensive research experience in South Asia and/or inter-community relations as well as human rights activists from different European countries, are deeply dismayed over the recent decision of the EU (26th September 2005), to impose a travel ban on official delegations of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and, moreover, to actively consider their proscription as a ‘terrorist organization’. [more]

Urgent Appeal

to citizens in Europe, and to their political representatives the MP’s and MEP’s, to make an open stand against the full scale military onslaught on the Vanni, Sri Lanka, that is taking place now with terrible humanitarian consequences for the Tamil speaking population who have decided to live in this area.
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What is wrong with the EU's evaluation of the conflict in Sri Lanka?

Prof. Peter Schalk questions the EU's policy in the context of the arrests of Tamil activists in Paris on 1st April 2007
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The Proscription of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by the EU

reply from Prof. John Neelsen to the decision of the Council of the European Union to list the LTTE as a terrorist organisation
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Statement of the EU Council to ban the LTTE as a terrorist organisation

Documentation of the statement of the Council of the European Union to ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as a terrorist organisation

Press statement: European Union and the Peace Process in Sri Lanka

statement issued for the first round of talks between the LTTE and the GoSL in Geneva
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Statement to WCC assemby in Brazil

Call on the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches to Support Peace with Justice in Sri Lanka
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Response to Mme. Ferrero-Waldner

Professor John Neelsen's response to the Open Letter of 22 December 2005 by Mme. Ferrero-Waldner (EU Commissioner for External Affairs)
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Meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Helsinki/Finland, Jan. 10th 2006

Report of a meeting at the Foreign Ministry of Finland in Helsinki about the EU travelban of LTTE delegations and the potential listing of the LTTE as a terrorist organisation and their impact on the peace process
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The EU Joint Motion for a Resolution of 17 May - A Critical Study

Response of Prof. Peter Schalk to the Joint Motion of the EU Parliament to ban the LTTE as a terrorist organisation
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Joint Motion of the EU Parliament

Documentation of the Joint MOtion of the EU Parliament to ban the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as a terrorist organisation

LIDLIP-Statement to the UN-Commission on Human Rights

Statement of the International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples (LIDLIP) about the Srilankan Tamil's right to self-determination

"Methods of War may vary, the Aim not"

Prof. Peter Schalk challenges the stereotype view of the LTTE being an inflexible and unchanging entity
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Why the LTTE Wants to Travel to Europe

Prof. Peter Schalk explains in short why the LTTE wants and needs to visit European, and generally Western countries
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