UPDATE: The final judgment will be presented at the closing hearing of the Tribunal on 19 September 2022 in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague.

This is a public event. To register for the hearing in person, click here.

The closing hearing will also be made available via livestream here:

On 17 May, the Sri Lanka Case Hearing and on the Syria Case Hearing were concluded in The Hague. More information about the closing hearing, during which the judgement will be presented, will be published here soon.

The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists is organised by Free Press Unlimited, the Committee to Protect Journalists and Reporters without Borders, as part of the initiative A Safer World for the Truth. The People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists is the 50th session of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal.

Why ‘A Safer World for the Truth’?

Every week a journalist is killed. Killing the truth is the world’s safest crime – in eight out of ten cases the killers go free.

In 2020, there were no perpetrators successfully prosecuted in 81% of the cases. Journalists all around the world are harassed, arrested, kidnapped and murdered for doing their job: for finding the truth. Fueled by a lack of political will and poor institutional capacity, this deadly trend has held steady for the past ten years. It must end. That is why Free Press Unlimited (FPU), Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are joining forces. To investigate. To document. To pursue justice. And create a safer world for the truth.