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Citizens' Tribunal
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Powerful countries seem to be free to ignore international law and other recognized norms of acceptable behavior when it suits them. NGOs and other groups face tremendous hurdles for challenging these actions. Citizens' Tribunals, such as the World Tribunal on Iraq condemning the US invasion of Iraq, are part legal proceedings, part theater, and part publicly speaking "truth to power." While there are many challenges, a Citizens' Tribunal can be a powerful tool for raising issues that governments and corporate media ignore.
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