The African Peoples Tribunal

The African Peoples Tribunal will serve as a space for environmental human rights defenders from communities and civil society to expose the adverse impacts of industrial plantations. The tribunal’s legitimacy is based on the principle of recognising human rights under national and international law, and reclaiming and restoring the rights of impacted peoples whose rights have been violated with impunity from all regions of Africa.

The specific aims of the African Peoples Tribunal are to expose the impacts of agribusiness in Africa, expose human rights violations, show the systemic nature and international drivers, expose role of corporations and governments, to pressure decision makers and to build solidarity network and strengthen struggles.

The African Peoples Tribunal took place in Lagos (Nigeria), from 24 to 28 November 2020.