About Tamils Against Genocide


Mission Statement

Tamils Against Genocide (TAG) is an international non-profit, non governmental human rights organization devoted to advocacy, research and litigation against genocide and its accompanying human rights violations. Incorporated in 2008 in the United States, TAG has grown to become a global network of academics, lawyers, professionals, students, concerned individuals and other partners in North America and Europe who work for the cause of justice for the Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka as well as advocating against genocide anywhere in the world. TAG maintains liaison with governments around the globe as well as domestic and international non-governmental, legal, media and activist organizations.

 

TAG’s Core Aims


Prosecution

To support the investigation and prosecution of alleged crimes including war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity and genocide before national courts and international tribunals through the collection and of evidence, the provision of witness support, the undertaking of legal research and the launch of advocacy campaigns.

Advocacy

To advocate against jus cogens norm violations, including war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

To promote the observance of customary international humanitarian and human rights norms, including the UN Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide, the Geneva Conventions, the prohibition of Crimes Against Humanity, and international crimes enumerated by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

To prevent jus cogens norm violations including war crimes, torture, crimes against humanity and genocide.

To lobby for accountability and an end of impunity for jus cogens norm violators.

To raise awareness about international law violations against Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka through public speeches, publications, social media and other means.

To liaise with governments and national and international organizations to promote the cause of justice for Tamils.

Research

To internationally establish the case of the crime of genocide against the Tamil speaking people in Sri Lanka.

To support genocide studies and related fields of academic research.

To provide technical assistance to governments and national and international organizations in their efforts of redress for Tamil victims and accountability for alleged rights violators.

Victim Support

To provide help to Tamil and other victims and witnesses of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

To obtain redress for victims through the relevant domestic and international courts.

To provide victims with financial, material, educational and social assistance.

Annual Reports