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British MPs push for Tamil genocide recognition in Parliament

On Thursday, the APPGT (All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils) hosted its first-ever conference on Tamil Genocide Recognition in the Houses of Parliament where politicians from across the political spectrum voiced their support in obtaining justice and accountability for the massacres of Tamils. Tamil Guardian, 25th October 2019

The conference was well attended by MPs from all major political parties, including the current leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, the former Conservative party leader, Iain Duncan Smith, and the Deputy Leader of the Liberal-Democrats, Sir Ed Davey.

The conference also featured a number of eminent academic and legal experts including a panel featuring former UN Assistant-Secretary General Charles Petrie, former UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights Ben Emmerson QC, current Member of Canadian parliament Gary Anandasangaree, and head of Together against Genocide, Jan Jananayagam.

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