Where: Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College in Guerrero, Mexico.
Why: Justice for the missing 43 and their families as well as the human rights defenders in Mexico who risk their lives daily in hopes of a better life.
Goal: To lay the foundation for a legal clinic to do the follow up work to the Tribunal's decision.
Please donate and/or host a fundraiser for the Tribunal to fund the needed travel and expense of hosting attorneys, scholars and artists who place themselves in great harm speaking out against the atrocities of their governments. Your contributions will allow those who cannot pay for their travel to present their testimonies before a jury of peers. Contributions will also assist in costs related to logistics and interpretation.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will convene the International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement (ITCPM) in Mexico from August 9, 2018 to August 20, 2018. We are inviting you to be an endorser or convener, and if possible, member of the jury, for one or both of the following locations where the Tribunal will hold special sessions. The sessions will respectively be at: Iguala, Chilpacingo and FES UNAM as well as in the Mexican region of Guerrero where the missing 43 students studied.
The Tribunal seeks to facilitate participatory dialogues and processes between juries and grassroots communities in Mexico that wish to hold the Canadian, Mexican and U.S. states accountable for their convergent responsibilities in Mexico's deepening human rights crisis. These testimonies will form the basis of a motion of contempt against the Canadian, Mexican and U.S. governments for their failure to take effective actions in response to the recommendations adopted at previous hearings regarding these issues held in Mexico between 2011 and 2015 and in New York in September 2015.