© Università degli Studi di Padova - Credits: HCE Web agency
The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) was founded in 1979 as the direct continuation of the I and II Russell Tribunal and on initiative of the Basso Foundation - International section whereof it is an organ.
Since its foundation, 36 sessions have taken place on the violation of the peoples' right to direct and indirect self-determination. The objective of the PPT is to identify and to inform public opinion about cases of systematic violation of fundamental rights, to analyse the reality and the whole of historical, political and economic causes of the violations of the International Peoples' Law. The PPT is an opinion tribunal, that means that its judgements are not legal binding instruments, however its conclusions are founded on juridical arguments.
The PPT is a permanent tribunal, characterised by the ideological pluralism of the members of its jury, who are selected on the basis of their high moral, scientific and literary qualities.