Presently, the United States, with the support of the United Nations and European Union, has imposed sanctions and other economic coercive measures on over 30 percent of the global population, mostly located in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Sanctions are one of the key tools of U.S. imperialism, leading to mass starvation and suffering of peoples in the Global South, while opening up markets to U.S. and European corporations.
The International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades & Economic Coercive Measures will challenge the economic atrocities committed by the United States through the use of the law, highlighting the unlawful, unjust, and colonial nature of economic coercive measures.
In collaboration with international scholar activists and legal experts, the People’s Tribunal will host an introductory webinar to discuss the urgent need to take legal action against U.S. sanctions and economic coercive measures session on March 18 at 9:30am PST. To register for the event, please visit https://bit.ly/launchtribunal. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
Dr. Eva Nanopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University in London,
Carlos Ron, President of the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples and Venezuela’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for North America,
Vira Ameli, Interdisciplinary Researcher focused on Public Health in Iran and the Middle East,
Dr. Grasian Mkodzongi, Executive Director at Tropical Africa-Land and Natural Resources Research Institute in Zimbabwe,
Maria Lucrecia Hernández, Attorney and Director of ONG Sures in Venezuela,
Motee Abumusabeh, Political and Media Activist in Gaza, Palestine, and
Moderator: Helyeh Doutaghi, Doctoral Candidate in Law & Legal Studies at Carleton University in Canada
General Information on the Tribunal :
The Tribunal is scheduled to start in January 2023, and will last for approximately six months, through June 2023.
Committee of Anti-Imperialists in Solidarity with Iran
Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples
National Lawyers Guild
International Association for Democratic Lawyers
Al-Awda Palestinian Right to Return Coalition
Samidoun Palestinian Political Prisoner Solidarity Network
Black Alliance for Peace
Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research
Frantz Fanon Foundation
Al Massar Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement
Alliance for Global Justice
Cuba; Darfur; Iran; Iraq; Lebanon; Libya; Nicaragua; North Korea; Palestine; Sudan; Syria; Venezuela; Yemen; Zimbabwe
Public Health (COVID-19, Rare diseases, Access to medical equipment Pharmaceutical); Financial and Banking Systems; Refugee and Migration; Exports, Tourism, and Remittances; Education; Technology; Infrastructure; Agriculture; Non-State Sector/ Civil Society-socialmovement- Development; Women; Macroeconomic; Impacts; Manufacturing/Industry; Environmental Implications; Welfare and Employment