On 15 and 16 October 2016, more than 30 witnesses, lawyers and experts from around the world gathered at the International Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague to present their testimony on the impact of Monsanto’s practices to five judges from different continents.
This unprecedented international mobilization allowed witnesses and experts to provide a large amount of material related to the damage caused by Monsanto. The judges have conducted a thorough and rigorous review of these elements during the twenty-six weeks since the hearings.
* Françoise Tulkens, Former Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights and President of the Monsanto Tribunal, Dior Fall Sow, Consultant for the International Criminal Court, ex-General Counsel of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Jorge Abraham Fernández Souza, currently Judge at the Court of Administrative Litigation of the City of Mexico, Eleonora Lamm, member of the Directorate of Human Rights of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mendoza and Steven Shrybman, Partner in the Law Firm Goldblatt Partners LLP, a specialist in international law and public interest law in Toronto.
15.00: Opening by Françoise Tulkens, judge and Chairperson of the Monsanto Tribunal
15.05: Presentation and explanation of the legal opinion delivered by the five judges of the International Tribunal Monsanto
16.00: Questions / Answers
16.30: Acknowledgements for the organizing committee
The Tribunal is called upon to deliver a legal opinion on matters related to:
• human rights violation such as the right to health, the right to food, the right to a healthy environment and scientific freedom,
• allegations of complicity in war crimes (Agent Orange – Vietnam War),
• the crime of ecocide (which remains to be modeled and enshrined in international law).
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