The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal Hearing On the Human Rights of Migrant and Refugee Peoples

After eighteen months of work, analysis and evaluation on the violations with impunity of the human rights of migrant and refugee peoples, the 45thSession of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (TPP) will illustrate and presentits concluding Statement at the European Parliament, based on the deliberations and judgments previously adopted.

Between July 2017 and December 2018, in response to the demand of almost 500 migrant and refugee organizations, the TPP held five Hearings: Barcelona(July 2017), Palermo(December 2017), Paris(January 2018), Barcelona(July 2018) and London(November 2018). Each of the Hearings heard the testimonies of women, men and young people who have presented their experiences of systematic violations of their fundamental human rights arising from migration, development, asylum and border policies being implemented by the European Union. The PPT Hearings also heard the reports of several expert witnesses on the issues.

This Hearing was hosted by the GUE/NGL Group. It takes place in a context marked by the crimes at the borders of Europe and in the thousands of dead and disappeared throughout the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, and intensifying criminalisation of solidarity – but also in an engagement of transnational solidarity where alternatives are being forged by migrants, refugees and citizens.

Immediately following the EP Hearing, participants held an Action at Station Schuman 

Please find below the link for the streaming and  Documents of the PPT in Brussels (09/04/2019) and papers of Frances Webber and Perfecto Andrés Ibañez presented during the hearing

Please find direct link to the record of the webstream in several languages (EN, FR, ES, DE, IT, NL, SV and original)


Input PPT Hearing Brussels

Policies of criminalisation, conscription and marginalisation (English)
Frances Webber, Human Rights lawyer and Vice-Chair of the Institute of Race Relations

Crimes of the system: a vacuum in international law (Italian)
Perfecto Andrés Ibáñez, member of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

See also additional information on the 45thSession and the PPT available at: