Monsanto Tribunal Program – The Hague

For People’s Assembly agenda click here

Location: Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX Den Haag.


October 14th, 2016

10:00 – 12:00 Formal start of the Monsanto Tribunal at People’s Assembly venue: Bazaar of Ideas (next to the Student Hotel) – Hoefkade 9, 2526 BN Den Haag


October 15th, 2016

08.00 – 8.30 Registration of the visitors: please be in time!
08.30 – 08.45 Opening with Corinne Lepage, member of the Organizing Committee, former French Minister for the Environment & Member of the European Parliament

Hearings of the victims and their lawyers.

8.45 – 12.45

  • Impact on human health

8.45-9.15 Sabine GRATALOUP, Maria Liz ROBLEDO, RoundUp victim, France, Argentina
9.15-09.45 Christine SHEPPHARD, victim RoundUp & Timothy LITZENBURG, lawyer, USA
09.45-10.15 Kolon SAMAN & Channa JAYASUMANA, victim and health expert, Sri Lanka

10.15-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-11.15 Damian VERZEÑASSI, doctor public health, Argentina
10.15-11.45 Marcelo FIRPO, Public Health & Environmental Health researcher, ABRASCO, Brazil

  • Impact on soils and plants

11.45-12.10 Diego FERNANDEZ, GMO farmer, Argentina
12.10-12.35 Don HUBER, biologist, USA

12.45-14.15 Lunch break

14.15–18.45

  • Impact on animal health

14.15-14.40 Art DUNHAM, veterinary, USA
14.40-15.05 Monika KRUEGER, scientist, Germany
15.05-15.30 Id Borup PEDERSEN, pig farmer, Denmark

  • Impact on biodiversity

15.50-16.05 Feliciano UCAN POOT, Angelica EL CANCHE, beekeepers, María Colin, lawyer, Mexico
16.05-16.30 Steve MARSH, GMO contamination, Australia

16.30- 17.00 : Coffee break

  • Impact on farmers and the right to food

17.00-17.25 Ousmane TIENDREBEOGO, GMO Cotton, Burkina Faso
17.25-17.50 Kishan BIR CHAUDHARY, scientist, India
17.50-18.15 Farida AKTHER, GMO eggplant, Bengladesh
18.15-18.40 Percy SCHMEISER, IPR/patents, Canada


October 16th, 2016
Hearings of the victims and their lawyers.

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, Expert on health, 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

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