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1. Press conference at the International Press Center – Residence Palace from 10 am till noon

Free/no registration required – priority to the journalists

2. RToP special hearing on Gaza at the European Parliament – September 25

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine has the pleasure to invite you to a special hearing on Gaza at the European Parliament

Hosted by the MEP Marisa Matias

Date: Thursday, September 25th 2014 from 14:00 to 16:00.

Location: European Parliament – ASP, Room A5G-3.

European Parliament: main entrance from the Place du Luxembourg

Following the extraordinary session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine on Gaza, to take place on the 24th of September, the jury and witnesses of the tribunal will give a special hearing at the EU parliament. The topics that the jury and witnesses will touch upon include: War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, Genocide, third states responsibilities and the role of civil society.


14.00: Introduction by MEP Marisa Mathias.

14.10: Michael Mansfield, Human Rights lawyer will present the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and the main findings of the session on Gaza.

14.20: Max Blumenthal, American journalist, will address War Crimes in the broad sense.

14.30: David Sheen, Israeli journalist, will address the question of incitement for Genocide in Israeli politics and media.

14.40: Richard Falk, former UN Human Rights Council Special Rapporteur for Palestine, will focus on the genocide question.

14.50: Vandana Shiva, Indian activist and author, will speak about third parties complicity.

15:00: Mohammed Omer, Palestinian Journalist, will address the state of Gaza now.

15.10: Roger Waters, musician, will close the session and open the floor to questions.

15:20: Q&A

16:00: END

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