International Peoples’ Tribunal 2015
July 16 – 18, 2015
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington D.C. 20064

Pre-Tribunal

June
  • Indictment
  • Issuance of Notice/Summons & Service of Indictment on Defendants

Tribunal Proper

July 16, Thursday
8:00 AM – Opening by Convenors
– Acknowledgement of Guests and Observers
– Video Excerpt of International People’s Tribunal (IPT), Manila 2005
8:30 AM – Convening of Tribunal
– Entry of Panel of Jurors
– Introduction of Panel of Jurors
8:45 AM – Call to Order by Head Juror
– Reading of Case Title by Clerk
– Appearances of Parties and Counsels
– Proof of Service of Indictment
9:00 AM – Reading of Abstract of Indictment
9:15 AM – Opening Statement by Chief Prosecutor
9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
(with 1 hour lunch break and two 15
minute breaks)
– Presentation of Prosecution Evidence
Charge 1: 18 cases
6:30 PM – Recess
July 17, Friday
8:00 AM – Video Excerpt of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal (PPT) Second Session on the Philippines, The Hague 2007
8:15 AM – Entry of Panel of Jurors
– Call to Order by Head Juror
– Reading of Case Title by Clerk
– Appearances of Parties and Counsels
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
(with 1 hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks)
– Continuation of Presentation of Prosecution Evidence
Charge 2: 13 cases
Charge 3: 5 cases
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM – Submission of Prosecution Documentary Evidence
– Presentation of Defense Evidence
– Summations by Parties
– Recess
– Deliberation by Jurors
July 18, Saturday
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Final Deliberation of Jurors
2:00 PM – Entry of Panel of Jurors
– Call to Order by Head Juror
– Reading of Case Title by Clerk
– Appearances of Parties and Counsels
2:30 PM – Presentation of Verdict
5:00 PM – Adjournment
7:00 PM – Solidarity Night

Post Tribunal

July 19, Saturday

IPT endorser BAYAN-USA will be conducting its 5th National Congress.  Attendees are welcome to observe the proceedings. For more information and to register, visit www.bayanusa.org. 

July 20, Monday: Delivery of the Verdict, Rally and Mobilization
9:30 AM – GATHER at Philippine Embassy
(1600 Massachusetts Avenue NW)
10:00 AM -CULTURAL PROGRAM featuring the stories of Philippine
survivors of human rights violations + SERVICE OF IPT VERDICT
to Philippine Government.
10:45 AM -MARCH to White House with vibrant chants, songs, and flag waving
11:10 AM -PRESS CONFERENCE at White House
(1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
11:55 AM -MARCH to State Department with
more vibrant chants, songs, and flag waving
12:20 PM -Closing CULTURAL PROGRAM and SERVICE OF VERDICT
to U.S. Government.
(2201 C Street NW)

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