PERMANENT PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL ON TURKEY AND KURDS DECLARATION OF THE VERDICT

 

Thursday, 24th of May 2018, 12.30-14.30

Altiero Spinelli Room: A3G-2

Interpretation: English, French, Turkish and Kurdish

ORGANIZED BY

OPENING SESSION 12.3013.00

MODERATED BY:

  • Renée LE MIGNOT, Co-president of the Movement Against Racism and Peoples’ Friendship (MRAP), France
  • MEP Marie-Christine VERGIAT, GUE/NGL Group, France

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DECISION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE TRIBUNAL

 

  • Philippe TEXIER (and other judges of the Tribunal), France

 

SECOND SESSION

 

13.00 – 13.20

 SHORT ASSESSMENT OF THE INITIATIVE BY THE 4 INITIATING ORGANISATIONS

 

  • Barbara SPINELLI, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights (ELDH), Italy
  • Derwish FERHO, the Kurdish Institute of Brussels, Belgium
  • Mahmut SAKAR, the International Association for Human Rights and Democracy (MAF-DAD), Germany

 

13.20 – 13.50

COMMENTS ON THE POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES

  • MEP Gabi ZIMMER, Chairwoman of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left Group (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament, Germany
  • MEP Costas MAVRIDES, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Cyprus
  • MEP Ana MIRANDA, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Spain

13.50 – 14.10

SHORT SPEECHES BY THE INTERNATIONAL OBSERVATORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Kariane WESTRHEIM, Chair of the EUTCC, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Simon DUBBINS, UNITE International Director and Co-Convenor of the Freedom for Ocalan trade union campaign, UK
  • Ian LAWRENCE, General Secretary of NAPO, affiliated to the Freedom for Ocalan trade union campaign and working with GFTU, UK

Ms. Margaret OWEN OBE, international human rights lawyer and Patron of Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, UK

THIRD SESSION

 

14.10 – 14.30

FINAL DECLARATION AND REMARKS BY:

  • MEP Julie WARD, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, UK

 

  • THE INITIATING ORGANISATIONS

 VERDICT DECLARATION CONFERENCE IS HOSTED BY

GUE/NGL The Greens in the European Parliament, S and D

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