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What is the Permanent People's Tribunal or PPT?

  • The Permanent People's Tribunal (PPT) is an international opinion tribunal founded in 1979, in Italy based on a "Universal Declaration of the Rights of Peoples".
  • It looks into complaints of human rights abuses submitted by the communities facing the abuses.
  • It uses the rigorous conventional court format.
  • It issues indictment, names relevant laws and document findings.
  • While its verdicts are not legally binding, these can set precedent for future legal actions against, in this case, agrochemical corporations.

 

 

The PPT Session on Agrochemical TNCs Case Summary