Permanent Peoples' Tribunal: Hostile Environment on Trial

03 November 2018

The Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) is an international public tribunal and in November 2018 it is coming to London.

03 November 2018 to 04 November 2018
Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ, UK

This November the hostile environment is going to be put on trial.

This is a public opinion tribunal which belongs to you. Join us!

* Jurors to be announced very soon *
* Programme below *

The panel of expert jurors will be hearing evidence from migrants, refugees and organisations that work with and in solidarity with them. This is the fourth in a series of tribunals which have challenged the way in which migrants and refugees are treated within Fortress Europe. It will be looking at the hostile environment and its affects on life with a particular focus on itimpact on the right to work (or the right not to!) and the treatment one receives when working. Hostile environments have been created throughout Europe which is why previous hearings have been held in Barcelona, Palermo and Paris. All too often migrants are excluded, over-exploited and seen as disposable labour. We must come together to fight for fundamental human rights as well as identifying and promoting appropriate mechanisms for access to justice. This will also be an opportunity to celebrate resistance that has occured and is occurring including strikes and campaigns led by migrants which have caused some aspects of the hostile environment to backtrack. Join us to create a true peoples’ tribunal!


3 November
9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome and Presentsgion of PPT framework
10:45 Presentstion of Indictment
11:15 Break
11:30 Presentation and evidence on the ‘state of fear’
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Presenstion and evidence on ‘detention and corporate profits’
15:15 Presentation and evidence on ‘global supply chain and labour exploitation’
16:00 Break
16:30 Evidence continued on ‘global supply chain and labour exploitation’

4 November
9:45 Presentation and evidence on ‘gender and labour migration’
11:00 Break
11:30 Summary of Evidence
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Jurors panel and initial response

The PPT is looking at the violations of the human rights of migrant and refugee people in Europe. Three hearings have taken place, in Palermo, Italy in December 2017, Paris, France in January 2018 and Barcelona in June 2018.

Please register.