Program Monsanto Tribunal
Location: Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX Den Haag.
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October 14th, 2016
Opening of the Monsanto Tribunal. For more information, please scroll down to the agenda of the People’s Assembly.

October 15th, 2016

8.00-8.30 Registration of the visitors: please be in time!
8:30-8:45 Opening, Corinne Lepage, former French Minister for the Environment and Member of the European Parliament.

Hearings of the Victims & their lawyer

  • Impact on Human Health

8:45-9:15 Sabine GRATALOUP & Maria Liz ROBLEDO, victims RoundUp, France, Argentina
9:15-9:45 Christine SHEPPARD, victim RoundUp, & Timothy LITZENBURG, lawyer, USA
9:45-10:15 Kolon SAMAN & Channa JAYASUMANA, victim and expert environmental health, Sri Lanka

10:15-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-11:15 Damian VERZEÑASSI, doctor public health, Argentina.
11:15-11:45 Marcelo FIRPO, public and environmental health researcher, ABRASCO, Brazil

  • Impact on soils and plants

11:45-12:10 Diego FERNANDEZ, farmer, Argentina
12:10-12:45 Art Dunham for Don HUBER, biologist, USA

12:45-14:15 Lunch break

  • Impact on animal health

14:15-14:40 Art DUNHAM, veterinarian, USA
14:40-15:05 Monika KRUEGER, veterinarian, Germany
15:05-15:30 Ib Borup PEDERSEN, pig farmer, Denmark.

  • Impact on biodiversity

15:30-16:05 Feliciano UCAN POOT & Angelica EL CANCHE, beekeepers, & María Colin, lawyer, Mexico
16:05-16:30 Steve MARSH, farmer, Australia.

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

  • Impact on farmers and the right to food

17:00-17:25 Ousmane TIENDREBEOGO, farmer, Burkina Faso
17:25-17:50 Krishan BIR CHAUDHARY, scientist, India
17:50-18:15 Farida AKHTER, policy analyst, Bangladesh
18:15-18:40 Percy SCHMEISER, farmer, Canada

October 16th, 2016

9:00 – 13:00

  • Pressures on stakeholders and institutions

9:00-9:25 Pedro PABLO MUTUMBAJOY, victim Plan Colombia
9:25-9:50 Paul FRANCOIS, Lasso victim, France
9:50-10:15 Juan Ignacio PEREYRA, victims of crop spraying lawyer, Argentina
10:15-10:45 Miguel LOVERA, agronomist, Global Forest Coalition, Paraguay

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-11.40 Gilles Eric SERALINI, academic research, France
11.40-12.05 Shiv CHOPRA, expert regulatory agency, Canada
12.05-12.30 Claire ROBINSON, academic research, United Kingdom
12.30-13.00 Peter CLAUSING, toxicologist, Germany.

14:30 – 17:00

14:30-15:00 Lawyer of the Monsanto Tribunal, Claudia Gómez Godoy, Right to healthy environment, health and food
15:00-15:30 Lawyer of the Monsanto Tribunal, William Bourdon, right to information

15:30-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:30 Lawyer of the Monsanto Tribunal, Maogato Jackson, War crimes
16:30-17:15 Lawyer of the Monsanto Tribunal, Gwynn McCarrick & Koffi Dogbevi, Ecocide

17:15-17:30 Closing of the International Monsanto Tribunal


PDF Monsanto Tribunal Program

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PDF Programa Tribunal Español

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Agenda People’s Assembly
Location: Bazaar of Ideas (next to the Student Hotel) - Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag
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October 14th, 2016

10:00 - 11:00 Registration - please be on time

11:00 - 12:00 Press Conference

Marie-Monique Robin, Vandana Shiva, Hans Herren, André Leu, Ronnie Cummins, Corinne Lepage, Valérie Cabanes, Renate Künast, Nnimmo Bassey.

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

Opening Session: A Century of Ecocide and Genocide

13:35 - 14:30 Owning Life

  • 13:30-13:35 Opening remarks
  • 13:35-14:30 Owning Life: Vandana Shiva (Navdanya) - Patents on Seed and the attempt to “own” life; Percy Schmeiser (Canadian farmer sued by Monsanto) - Farmers vs. Monsanto; Fernando Cabaleiro (Argentina) - Citizen Coalition against Monsanto’s claims to Patents on Life.

14.30 - 16.00 Poisoning Life

  • André Leu (President IFOAM International) - Why are they poisoning our children?; Hans Herren (Chair IAASTD and Biovision Institute) - Farming without pesticides; Stephanie Seneff (Senior Research Scientist) - Toxics and Autism; Marcelo Firpo (Environmental Health researcher - ABRASCO – Brazil) - Health effects of pesticide contamination in Brazil; Francois Veillerette (Pesticides Action Network) - pesticides in people: a widespread contamination that threatens the health of present and future generations.

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 Attack on Farmers and Farming

  • Nnimmo Bassey, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (Nigeria); Charito Medina, MASIPAG (Philipines); Farida Akhter, UBINIG (Bengladesh); Ali Tapsoba, C.C.A.E. (Burkina Faso); Nivia Silva, MST Brazil (La Via Campesina).

18.00 - 19.00 Attack on Science and Scientists

  • Claire Robinson, editor and co-author of the book GMO myths and truths; Shiv Chopra, Scientist and author of the book Corrupted to the core.

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner

20:00 - 21:30 Theater, music, films & drinks

October 15th, 2016

10:00 - 10:10 Order of the Day

10:00 - 12:15 Workshop Session 1

Each workshop starts with a short introduction by expert followed by interaction between participants towards action plan. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the detailed workshop program.

  • How to ban GMOs worldwide
  • Ideas to ban Pesticides and toxic chemicals
  • Steps towards Seed Freedom
  • Steps to hold transnationational corporations responsible for their acts
  • Promoting agroecology to feed the world

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
12:45 - 13:15 Presentation of Glyphosate Monograph by Pesticide Action Network with Sarojeni V. Rengam (PAN Asia and the Pacific) and representatives of PAN Europe

14:00 - 16:00 Workshop session 2

16:00 - 16:45 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:45 Reports from workshops
18:00 - 19:00 Attack on Democracy and Laws that protect the planet and our food freedom

  • Ronnie Cummins (Organic Consumers Association) - GMO Labelling and the US DARK Act; Nina Holland (Corporate Europe Observatory) - Monsanto’s lobbying tools and tricks; Bart Staes (European Greens) - How agrochemical lobbies try to overtake EU-regulation and decision making

19:00-20:00 New Corporate Strategies for extending control over our seed, food and planet

  • Antonius Michelman (Bayer Co-ordination, Germany) - Facing The Monsanto-Bayer Merger; Vandana Shiva (Navdanya) - The poison cartel, Bill Gates and new attempts to control our seed and food; Xiulin Gu (China) – The Syngenta – Chem China Merger; Multi Watch Basel – Launch of March against Syngenta; Jim Thomas (ETC Group) - The new technologies of corporate control.

20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

21:00 - 22:30 Music, films & drinks

October 16th, 2016

10:00 - 10:10 Order of the day
10:15 - 11.15 Workshop Session 3 - Concrete Actions and Coalitions
11:15 - 12:15 Results from Workshops

12:15 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:45 Closing session: People’s vision and Actions for the future of food and the future of the planet

  • 14:00-15:30 Renate Künast - Right to safe and healthy food; André Leu (IFOAM International) - Organic Agriculture and Poison Free food; Ronnie Cummins (Regeneration International) - From Degeneration to Regeneration; Hans Herren (Biovision) - Agro ecology nourishes the world; Rachel Parent (Kids Right to Know) - Rights of future generations

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

  • 16:00-17:30 Brid Brennan (Transnational Institute) - Dismantling Corporate Power and building People’s Sovereignty; Miryam Gorban - The Future of Food Sovereignty; Valérie Cabanes (End Ecocide) - End Ecocide; Vandana Shiva (Navdanya) - Sowing the Seeds of Earth Democracy
  • 17:30-17:45 Collective Launch of Global Participatory Declaration for the future of food and future of the planet and sharing of biodiversity

17:45-18:00 Drinks & music

19.00 Dinner for organisation & guests with invitation


PDF People's Assembly program

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PDF Programa Asamblea Pueblos Español

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Detailed Workshop program People's Assembly

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