PBI-Colombia accompanied CSPP & CCAJAR promote launch of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal hearings in Colombia
On January 25, the Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project amplified this tweet from the Committee in Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP).
PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Tomorrow: Launch of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal-Colombia 2021 in the face of persistent impunity in Colombia. Hearings from March 25-27 with jurors from Italy, France, Mexico, Spain and other countries.”
That launch on January 26 starting at 8 am EST can be seen on Facebook here.
The PBI-Colombia accompanied José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) has also tweeted: “The Permanent Peoples’ Court will judge the Colombian State for political genocide, impunity and crimes against peace.”
The Tribunal’s website further explains: “The TPP promotes universal and effective respect for fundamental human rights and peoples, examining cases of serious and systematic violations of human rights committed by States, non-State authorities and private groups or organizations.”
The TPP is based at the Lelio and Lisli Basso Foundation in Italy. Notably, one its vice-presidents is Javier Giraldo SJ.
PBI-Colombia has previously explained: “Father Javier Giraldo was the person who made the formal request for PBI to open a project in Colombia [in 1994].”
It adds: “He learned about PBI in Central America in the 1980s and thought it could be an adequate protection model for human rights defenders in Colombia.”