Spirit of Mandela
Spirit of Mandela is a campaign to bring international attention to U.S. violations of the human rights of U.S. held political prisoners. In addition to requesting that the International Commission of Jurists return to visit our political prisoners, we are organizing an International Tribunal on this issue in 2021.
OCTOBER 22-25 2021
International Tribunal Venues and Schedule (Hybrid – Physical and Virtual)
Friday-Sunday sessions: At The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway at W. 165th St., Washington Heights
Also live-streamed on www.tribunal2021.com and https://www.facebook.com/Spirit-Of-Mandela-105492791756066/
Friday, October 22: Cultural event, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23: Tribunal, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 24: Tribunal, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, October 25, 12 noon to 2 p.m: Press conference; verdict delivered in front of United Nations
We are a coalition currently consisting of several organizations including (list in formation): National Jericho Movement (all chapters), Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee (ILPDC), Lynne Stewart Organization, New Abolitionist Movement, North East Political Prisoner Coalition (NEPPC), ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, Resistance in Brooklyn, Root and Branch Collective, and Universal Zulu Nation.
Our coalition is working on holding an international tribunal on U.S human rights violations in 2021. As an example, the U.S. is violating international law in its deliberate refusal to provide adequate medical care to our political prisoners and all prisoners. Another example is the use of extended solitary confinement–in the case of Albert Woodfox for 40 years!
We have the key legal international documents regarding the treatment of prisoners and political prisoners including the United Nations Nelson Mandela Rules, the 1979 Report of the International Commission of Jurists, the trifold containing the original proposal from Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim to bring back the international jurists and more.