The first session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RTP
) was heard in Barcelona, Spain earlier this month. The RTP
is a peoples’ legal initiative designed to systematically try key actors responsible for the perpetuation of human rights violations in Palestine. In the frame this time was the European Union (EU
). Two days and 21 expert witness testimonies later, the RTP
found individual states and the EU
as a whole guilty of persistent violations and misconduct with regards to international and internal EU
law. Ewa Jasiewicz and Frank Barat comment for The Electronic Intifada.