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CCR endorses this historical initiative which is organized in an effort to advance international law, raise public consciousness, and expose US/UN complicity in Israeli impunity and responsibility in the denial of the Palestinian right to self-determination. CCR Senior Staff Attorney Katherine Gallagher will be presenting testimony at the tribunal. For more information on the speakers, jury and agenda, please visit the Russell Tribunal website.
Online ticket sales are SOLD OUT, but they will try to accommodate people at the door if there are empty seats after the program starts each day at 10am. Please tune into the event via live webstream on the Russell Tribunal website. or feel free to watch directly from this webpage below!
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP), an international people’s tribunal that was created to expose human rights abuses and stir people to action in opposition to Israel’s recognized violations of international law. Join Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Russell Means, Alice Walker and many others in New York City on October 6–7, 2012.
RToP was launched in 2009 following the massacre of more than 1,400 Gazans perpetrated by Israel, and has since worked to bring together legal experts, scholars, activists, and other people of note, to help shed light on the reality of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. RToP also shines a light on the active role that third parties—foreign governments and corporations—play in perpetuating human rights violations in Israel-Palestine.
Previous sessions of the tribunal have been held in Barcelona, London, and Cape Town. These hearings have addressed, respectively, European Union support for Israel, the complicity of corporations in the occupation of Palestine, and the question of whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. The fourth and final session will be held in New York City this October 6-7 (press conference at the UN on Oct. 8th), and will examine the role of the United Nations and the United States in perpetuating Israel’s impunity in depriving the Palestinian people of their self-determination.
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