The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) held its opening Session on Transnational Corporations in Southern Africa in Manzini, Swaziland, on 16-17 August 2016.  The PPT analyzed a sample of cases based in Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia and Mozambique, regarding corporate intervention in the critical areas of the extractive industries and land grabbing.

In its Statement, the PPT recognizes that the communities are exposed to the intervention on their lands and life by TNCs, being victims, individually and collectively, of severe and systematic violations of their rights to life and human dignity (Download the PPT Statement, August 2016).

On 17 and 18 August 2017, the Tribunal held in Johannesburg its second Session, during which seven new cases werw examined, together with the analysis of the experts on the juridical, political and economic framework that determined the broad spectrum of the violations documented. The decision of the Tribunal concerning this second Session is available here (Download the PPT Decision – August 2017).

The entire process of analysis, documentation and participation of the affected people will be carried out all over 2018 and will end in Namibia, August 2018.