06 March 2009

06/03/09 Russell Tribunal on Palestine Launched

Just want to pass this bit of information on. I hope to see many other countries joining in here. Already on board are the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, Lebanon, Algeria, Australia, Italy, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, and Palestine. The organization is currently seeking other countries to join the group. Excerpt of the Press Release are below with a link to the full version:

Launch of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Press Release
Wednesday 4th March 2009
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine is a citizens' initiative that aims to reaffirm the primacy of international law as the basis for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and at raising awareness of the responsibility of the international community in the continuing denial of the rights of the Palestinian people
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine will base its work on Experts' and Witnesses' Committees that will establish the facts and build up the legal arguments that will be presented to the Tribunal. National Support Committees will contribute to the preparation of experts' reports, promote popular mobilisation and media coverage and participate in fundraising.
Once the accusation has been fully prepared and the witnesses summoned, the sessions of the Tribunal will be organised at the beginning of 2010 in several major capitals. A jury made up of well-known personalities who are respected for their high moral standing will consider the reports and hear the witnesses for and against.


1 comment:

Pelican Fly said...

Good luck to them, hope that's be a success.

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