What Is The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal?
The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal, based in Rome, is an internationally recognized public opinion tribunal functioning independently of state authorities. It applies internationally recognized human rights law and policy to cases brought before it. The PPT is a descendant of the 1967 Bertrand Russell-Jean Paul Sartre Vietnam War Crimes Tribunal, and hears cases in which prima facie evidence suggests abridgement of basic rights of ordinary people.
What Is This Session About?
The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal has scheduled a Session on the human rights impacts of fracking and climate change with hearings scheduled for the week of May 14-18, 2018. Hearings will be conducted virtually, via conferencing software, so that anyone anywhere in the world will be able to login and view the proceedings in real time.
Preliminary Human Rights Work On Fracking
Previous work relevant to the human rights dimensions of fracking includes two previous HRIAs (one for New York state, one for the United Kingdom), a Compendium of scientific and other findings on fracking, and the United Nations Knox Report on human rights and the environment.