The Aegean and Balkan routes are crimes against humanity. The concurrent responsibilities of Turkey, Greece and European Union

A DECLARATION OF THE PERMANENT PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL The depth, extension and intensity of the deterioration over the last several weeks of the already dramatic situation of the hundreds of thousands of migrants – across the scenarios of the Aegean and the Balkan routes, with the concurrent responsibilities of Turkey, Greece, and the European Union –…

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Statement by the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on the International Court of Justice ruling on provisional measures in order to preserve certain rights claimed by The Gambia for the protection of the Rohingya in Myanmar

The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal warmly welcomes the strong and unanimous ruling made on 23 January by the 17 judges of the International Court of Justice ordering a range of provisional measures in order to preserve certain rights claimed by The Gambia for the protection of the Rohingya in Myanmar. For the world’s highest court to…

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Let’s break the impunity of power. Call in defence of the Kurd people and of the rights of peoples

The ongoing tragic events in Syria, where Erdogan’s violent attack on the Kurdish people of Syria has translated into direct massacres and massive expulsion and migrations of the civilian populations, coincide dramatically with the absence (which cannot but be considered a substantial connivance) of the community of states and of its supreme representative organisations. Confronted…

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Turkey: a test for EU’s credibility for the protection of human and peoples’ rights

The history of Turkish oppression and violations of the fundamental rights of the Kurdish people, starting from the right to self-determination recognized by international law, is long and atrocious, as numerous international researches and investigations denounce. In breach of human rights and people’s rights, the Kurds are systematically excluded from any economic and political decision-making…

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Turkey: a test for EU’s credibility for the protection of human and people’s rights

The history of Turkish oppression and violations of the fundamental rights of the Kurdish people, starting from the right to self-determination recognized by international law, is long and atrocious, as numerous international researches and investigations denounce. In breach of human rights and people’s rights, the Kurds are systematically excluded from any economic and political decision-making…

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In memory of Salvatore Senese

Salvatore Senese, one of the founders and protagonists of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal throughout its 40 years of activity, and its President from 2003 to 2014, left us on June 16, 2019. His history as a magistrate in the Italian institutional reality has been so intense and innovative in promoting the concrete, political and cultural…

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The new Statute of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

The adoption of the new Statute responds to the need to update the terms of reference and the area of the competence of the PPT, in consideration of the evolution of the institutions of international law and the experience of the Tribunal. The new Statute reflects the challenges and the suggestions emerged during its Sessions held over…

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