Former Judge of the High Court of Madras, K P Sivasubramaniam is to file a communication with the UN Human Rights Committee that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience guaranteed in Articles 18 and 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
He is to be part of a campaign led by the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE), a pro-LTTE diaspora group in the US.
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark is also part of the campaign.
The TGTE has called on the Tamil Diaspora, global Tamils and progressive lawyers around the world to provide legal representation to the communication before the UN Human Rights Committee.
The TGTE emphasized that, while the 6th Amendment criminalizes advocacy for an independent state for the Tamils in Sri Lanka, calling for the repeal of the 6th Amendment is not prohibited. (Colombo Gazette)