Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

Session on the human rights of migrants and refugee peoples

 9 April 2019   9.00 to 13.00




 (Interpretation:  EN, FR, ES, DE, IT, NL, EL, SV)

09:00 – 09:45 Welcoming words and introduction 

– MEP Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL

– MEP Claude Moraes (S&D), Chair of the Comittee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

– Jille Belisario, Transnational Migrant Platform-Europe

– Braulio Moro, France Amerique Latine (FAL)

– Simona Fraudatario, Gianni Tognoni, Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal


09:45 – 11:15 Report and perspectives of the PPT deliberations

The PPT Session on migrants and refugee people

– Philippe Texier, President of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

Legal strategies for Italian and European responsibility

– Antonello Ciervo, Chiara Favilli, Luca Masera (Asgi)

Policies of criminalisation, conscription and marginalisation

– Frances Webber, Human Rights lawyer and Vice-Chair of the Institute of Race Relations

Crimes of the system: a vacuum in international law

– Perfecto Andrés Ibáñez, member of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

Looking forward: concluding Declaration and comments by the panel of judges:

Bridget Anderson, Perfecto Andrés Ibáñez, Luciana Castellina, Mireille Fanon Mendes France, Franco Ippolito, Claire-Marie Lievens, Luis Moita, Patricia Orejudo, Philippe Texier


11:15 – 11:40 Citizens’ networks as example of “civil disobedience”

Moderator: MEP Ana Miranda (GREENS-EFA)

– Adham Darawsha, Councilor for CultureS and Democratic Participation, City of Palermo

– Miguel Roldan, fire fighter – case of criminalisation of solidarity.

11 :40- 12:40 Interventions of participant parliamentarians and social movements: Going Forward to political action

Moderators: Brid Brennan (TNI) and MEP Miguel Urbán (GUE/NGL)

12:40 – 13 :00 : Conclusions 

– Franco Ippolito, on the behalf of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

– Federico Pacheco, La Via Campesina

– MEP Marie-Christine Vergiat, member of the Subcommittee for Human Rights

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