s Tribunal is an activist think tank and peace organisation with a special focus on Iraq. This initiative of intellectuals, artists and activists denounces the logic of permanentwar promoted by the American government and its allies, affecting for the time being particularly one region in the world: the Middle East. The BT was founded around the time of the invasion in March 2003, largely supported by the cultural scene in Brussels (P.A.R.T.S., Rosas, Beursschouwburg, Les Halles), and in April 2004 a people’s court was held against the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and its role in the illegal invasion of Iraq. This hearing constituted the opening session of the World Tribunal on Iraq. After this endeavour, The BRussell
s Tribunal decided to become a permanent organization and has evolved into an international network including many Iraqi academics, intellectuals and activists.
The BRussells Tribunal is a founding member of IAON, the International Anti-Occupation Network. As one of the few organizations worldwide which continue to monitor Iraq, its website, newsletters and reports have gained worldwide authority over the years. As the invasion and occupation constitutes one of the biggest man made disasters of our time, a forgotten but hideous crime against humanity, the Iraqi cause deserves our attention. The targeted killing of academics and media professionals has been some of these ongoing crimes The BRussells Tribunal has relentlessly documented and condemned. The BRussells Tribunal tries to be a bridge between the intellectual resistance in the Arab World and the Western peace movements.