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JUSTICE FOR LEBANON! Feb. 22-24, 2008, Brussels Int'l Jury Schedule

International Associations Center
Washington Street, 40
Brussels, February 22 - 23 - 24, 2008


Friday February 22

8:30 to 11:15 p.m.:

·        Opening, reception and general presentation (15 min)

·        Declaration of the International Peoples Tribunal (15 min)

·        Declaration of Jury on the decision to consider only the actions of the Israeli army (15 min)

·        Reading the indictment (90 min)

·        Reaction of the defendant (30min)

Saturday February 23:

The morning: victims

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.:

·        8 victims will testify (15 min each one)

From 11:30-to 11:45 a.m.: coffee/tea break

From 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

·        testimony from the mayor of a village (30 min)

·        testimony from the mayor of a city (30 min)

From 12:45 to 2 p.m.: Lunch break

The afternoon: witnesses

From 2 to 4:30 p.m.:

·        the Lebanese Red Cross (30 min)

·        Green Peace Lebanon (30 min)

·        A Lebanese economic institute (30 min)

·        The international NGOs (20 min each one)

From 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.: coffee/tea break

From 4:45 to 6:45: statements by 4 Lebanese lawyers (30 min each one)

The evening: round table with Lebanese and international journalists

From 8:30 to 11 p.m.: four Lebanese journalists will dialog with a French journalist, a British journalist and a Belgian journalist. The debate will be chaired by a European member of Parliament.

Sunday February 24:

From 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.: statement of Dr Hugo RUIZ DIAZ BALBUENA, attorney and representative of The Association of American Attorneys at the Human Rights Council of the United Nations

From 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: statement from a representative of Amnesty International and a representative of Human Rights Watch

From 10:45 to 11:00 a.m.: coffee/tea break

From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: statement from a representative of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations

From 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.: Lunch break

From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: indictment

From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.: reaction of the defendant

Starting 4:00 p.m.: Jury deliberation

At 5:00 p.m.: Read the verdict

The jury is composed of five people, one from each inhabited continent, each of them judges by profession.

The entire hearing will be recorded and filmed. The debates will be translated simultaneously into English, Arabic and French.

Various documents and reports/ratios will be placed at the disposal of the public. A bookstore will be accessible.

The hearing will take place in a room holding 250 people. Videos will be shown in an adjoining room.

The International Jury of Conscience for Lebanon” is a project which intends to develop the struggle against impunity regarding the crimes committed, which intends to promote international law and in particular  human rights and which places the respect of fundamental human rights above any other consideration. The discussion will proceed in greatest serenity and the publicity that arises from it will reside exclusively within the framework of human rights. It will question only the facts that occurred during the conflict of July-August 2006 in connection with the respect of these rights. This project does not include a political debate on the question of the relationship between Israel and its neighbors, nor about the Palestinian question.


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