Save the Date: Launch PPT in Barcelona on July 7-8, 2017

Important Request for Sign-On to the Call

Before the launching of the tribunal and it is very important that the Call is widely endorsed. We aim to gather many endorsements which will also be submitted to the PPT. Your endorsement of the Call will be highly appreciated. See the link for endorsement in French, Spanish, Catalan, Basque and English

For more info on PPT English, Introducción en español

Objective of the PPT Session

The objective of this process and Session of the PPT is to identify and judge the “chain” of co-responsibility in the entire migration and refugee journey that involves the systematic and widespread violation of human rights that demand urgent action and access to justice. This is a process that we seek to build from below, with the people most involved and most directly affected – from the migrant and refugee self-organisations.

Consultative process:

The co-convening organizations, Transnational Migrant Platform Europe (TMP-E), Filipino Center-Barcelona, ACATHII-Barcelona, Transnational Institute (TNI), have met together with several organisations in Barcelona in December 2016 and in March 2017 to prepare the initial steps towards the PPT. From these meetings it was agreed to formally request the PPT to hold a Session on the EU Border regime and the violations of the rights of migrant and refugee peoples.

The Permanent Peoples Tribunal have accepted the Petition and the launch of the PPT will be held in Barcelona July 7-8, 2017. The first Hearing of the PPT will be in December (2017) and a second Hearing in 2018.

The preparation of the PPT is open to migrant and refugee organizations; and also to the networks and platforms that support the work of denouncing the violations of human and peoples rights that take place at the multiple borders of Europe and through the entire migratory journey.

Next activities:

  • July 7-8, 2017 Working Session & Public Act – Official Launch of the PPT in Barcelona
  • July-November – further developing the process of the PPT and preparation of Cases
  • December 2017-Holding first Hearing of the PPT/Barcelona (date to be confirmed)