The Monsanto Tribunal is an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide. Eminent judges will hear testimonies from victims, and deliver an advisory opinion following procedures of the International Court of Justice. A parallel People's Assembly provides the opportunity for social movements to rally and plan for the future we want. The Tribunal and People's Assembly will take place between 14 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Monsanto promotes an agroindustrial model that contributes at least one third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions; it is also largely responsible for the depletion of soil and water resources, species extinction and declining biodiversity, and the displacement of millions of small farmers worldwide. This is a model that threatens peoples’ food sovereignty by patenting seeds and privatizing life.
- Opening on Friday Oct 14th at the People's Assembly location. Hearings on Saturday Oct 15th and Sunday Oct 16th all day.
- Location: Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX Den Haag.
- Oct 14th - Oct 16th.
- Location: Bazaar of Ideas (next to the Student Hotel) - Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag.
- Program (scroll down on the page)