The tribunal will not be televised (neither will it be blogged about, unfortunately…)


Nobody can claim I haven’t tried. On Friday early afternoon, right after the closing ceremony of the PGA (pictures will follow), we went off to attend another event -The  International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC). It is supposedly part of the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees (IAMR) and a continuation of a process started at the World Social Forum on Migration in Ecuador a few weeks ago.

The location given in the unfortunately rather vague program of the IAMR is Centro Cultural La Piramide, so it sounded like a landmark which is easy to spot. Two crowded metro rides later, things did not seem so sure anymore. We had to walk under some quite intimidating highways (literally – they ran right above our head), until we finally reached the rather small pyramid, where we were told that there only would be a cultural event (hip hop?) some time in the evening.

So no reports from the ITC, I’m sorry, but at least I know where to head to on Sunday for the IAMR opening. Having had good company on the trip certainly helped getting over the fact that not much came out of this afternoon. Thus, I decided to at least post some pictures to document our endeavour – but the verdict on the tribunal has to remain open…

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About Stefan Rother

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