Representing the Tamil Tigers
Chaired by: Robert Kluijver
Victor Koppe is a member and partner of the Böhler Advocaten firm. He studied international law and international relations at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and the University of Virginia School of Law (USA). He is specialized in (political) extradition matters, terrorism cases, cases concerning the Dutch Intelligence Service (the AIVD), cases for international tribunals and international criminal law. Victor Koppe dealt with a number of high-profile terrorism cases (PKK, ETA, Ansar al-Islam), among which that of various people accused of membership of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (the LTTE), a separatist organization based in Sri Lanka that waged a secessionist and nationalist campaign to create an independent state in the north and east of Sri Lanka. The LTTE was designated a terrorist organization by the USA in 1997 and by the EU in 2006. Koppe presented the history, objectives and political goals of the LTTE and describe his legal efforts to get them removed from the EU terrorist list.
The New World Summit: Berlin took place at the Sophiensaele, Berlin, Germany from 4-5 May 2012.