Friday, November 12, 2010

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine

On November 20th to 22nd the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will be holding its second international session. It will take place in London and will be examining international corporate complicity in Israel’s violations of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and War Crimes.

The Tribunal's opening on Monday was an energizing and informative panel session with Ken Loach, Ghada Karmi, Ewa Jasiewicz and Paul Troop. Judging from the opening, the whole tribunal will worth attending, and will be focussed on equipping ordinary citizens/consumers with the information and tools to confront corporations who are knowingly complicit in violations of the law.

Among those giving testimony is American novelist, and 2010 PalFestivalian, Nancy Kricorian. She will be talking about the cosmetics company Ahava and its production of spa products in illegal settlements. You can follow the 'Stolen Beauty' Ahava campaign on Twitter.

And literary titan Alice Walker will be a jurist. You can read her account of her trip to Gaza with Code Pink here.

Book your place in the Tribunal audience here.

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