Freedom of information under attack

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) recently concluded in The Hague one of its most significant sessions on the impunity of the murder of journalists and media workers. The session highlighted how one of the most notorious crimes in international law, that of the “elimination” (this non-legal term reflects the concrete reality) of the guarantors of…

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Chile 1973-2023: Memories for the Present

On Monday, Chile commemorated the 50th anniversary of the military coup that inaugurated a bloody dictatorship holding a ceremony at the government palace in La Moneda attended by several regional leaders. The military regime led by General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) killed 3,200 people, of whom 1,469 disappeared. Half a century later, 297 repressors have been…

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In the shadow of Ayotzinapa (Mexico: Nov 2014-Jun 2023)

The title of this note is the same one that the PPT had decided to use as a symbol and summary of the Judgment presented publicly in November 2014, at the end of a long process of research and documentation dedicated to the theme of ‘Free trade, violence, impunity and peoples’ rights in Mexico (2011-2014)’.…

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Judgments delivered in Argentina are now available in English

Click here to access the file The Secretariat of Human Rights under the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has translated excerpts from relevant judgments relating to the trial of those responsible for the crimes committed during the last military dictatorship (which took place in Argentina between 1976 and 1983). Most interestingly, the selection takes note of…

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Rohingyas: Listening to an ongoing genocide

The Permanent Peoples Tribunal (PPT) judgment on the genocidal persecution and expulsion of Rohingyas people into Bangladesh, back in 2017, was the first systematic documentation of the Myanmar military junta’s criminal responsibility (openly shared by the former Prime Minister Aung San Suu Kyi). The pieces of evidence produced by the PPT were further and repetitively…

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Memory of Salvatore Senese

 by Franco Ippolito This contribution, authored by Franco Ippolito, past President of the PPT (2014-2017), provides a reflection on the specific and present significance of the professional and political role of the second President of our Tribunal, Salvatore Senese (2004-2014). Senese played a major role in the Italian institutional scenario by promoting the increasing importance…

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DISPAK DISPAC’H by Patricia Allio

The Tribunal becomes theatre. Artist Patricia Allio proposes a documentary performance on migration policies inspired by the session that the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal held in Paris in 2018 on the rights of migrants and refugees. The theatrical Project DISPAK DISPAC’H stems from the study and participation in the research project carried out by the Permanent…

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