LIVING IN FEAR
Child Soldiers and the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka
LTTE Recruitment and Use of Children Before the Cease-fire
LTTE Commitments and the Action Plan for Children Affected by War
Note on Methodology
To the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
To the Government of Sri Lanka
To the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
To the International Labor Organization (ILO)
To the Northeast Commission on Human Rights (NECOHR)
To the Government of Norway
To the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM)
To Donors (including Japan, the United States, the European Union, and Scandinavian countries)
To the Tamil Diaspora
To Governments of Countries with a Significant Tamil Diaspora (including Canada, Switzerland, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Scandinavia)
To the United Nations Security Council
To All United Nations Member States
IV. LTTE Recruitment of Children During the Cease-Fire..
V. LIFE IN THE LTTE FOR CHILD SOLDIERS
Contact with Family
Punishment and Discipline
VI. LTTE SPLIT AND RELEASE OF CHILDREN...
Deaths of Children During the April Fighting
Parents Demand Children's Release
Risk to Siblings
Fear of Attending School
Vulnerability of Girls to Re-recruitment
Role of Parents in Resisting Recruitment
VIII. LTTE COMMITMENTS TO END THE RECRUITMENT AND USE OF CHILD SOLDIERS
IX. The LTTE's Failure to Meet Its Commitments
X. THE ACTION PLAN FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY WAR..
Role of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization
Response to the Release of Karuna's Forces
XI. THE ROLE OF UNICEF AND THE FUTURE OF THE ACTION PLAN...
XII. RESPONSE BY THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT..
XIII. THE SRI LANKA MONITORING MISSION...
XIV. INTERNATIONAL DONORS
XV. INTERNATIONAL LEGAL STANDARDS
UN Security Council Efforts to Achieve Compliance