the Eternit trial report, Torino (Italy)
Added by Niccolò Bruna on March 6, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
One year ago we celebrated a landmark victory around the world when the Turin court convicted two asbestos criminals. Yesterday, the convict criminals’ appeal began. I'm outraged to see how powerful money is in our juridical system - but never surprised. Excellent statement: "Eternit Appeal Trial: Statement from the Turin Courts, February the 14th, 2013 from Italy, France, and Belgium." ADAO Is sharing throughout our networks.…Continue
Added by Linda Reinstein on February 15, 2013 at 17:17 — No Comments
It is certainly an odd coincidence that today (Valentine's Day), appeal proceedings commenced in the case against former asbestos executives in Turin. Thinking about the events which are likely to unfold in Turin over the coming weeks, led me to consider the meaning of love on this internationally recognised day for lovers. After some thinking and with the help of William Shakespeare, I have concluded that love which is true, love which does not alter with time or age, will be in the Turin…Continue
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on February 14, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments
February 13, 2012 in Turin, two former asbestos executives, were convicted for their part in the causation of an Italian asbestos disaster and condemned to 16 years in jail. February 8, 2013, for similar acts committed at the same time, with the same consequences, the Appeal Court of Paris decided that the trial of Claude Chopin, former executive of the French asbestos textile factory “AMISOL,” will…Continue
Posted on February 12, 2013
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) sends our support as the struggle for truth and justice continues during the Eternit Appeal Trial. It was just one year ago that we witnessed a historic…Continue
At a public meeting which took place today (February 12, 2013) in Bangkok the Thai language version of the IBAS monograph entitled Eternit and the Great Asbestos Trial was released just days before the appeal proceedings are due to begin in the Turin courthouse. Dr Vichai Chokewiwat, one of the editors of the text, called on the Thai governemnt to immediately ban asbestos. A report in Thai on today's event is online: …Continue
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on February 12, 2013 at 17:07 — No Comments
It was a year ago that we waited together in the Turin courthouse for the verdict. I remember the tension and the nervousness; all of us hopeful but wary of what was to come. When the verdict was announced, however, we felt great joy in realizing that after so many years and so much heartache, an astounding victory had been achieved.
And now a year later, the fight goes on as the asbestos criminals refuse to acknowledge their role in the asbestos slaughter which…Continue
Presently out of France for the next three weeks, I will not be able to participate of the next events : the candlelight walk in Casale and the opening of the Eternit Trial in the appela court in Torino.
I want to express the solidarity of the Ban Asbestos France activists. We are supporting your actions for justice and hope in justice for asbestos victims. It is the hope of all of us around the world.
Ban Asbestos France
Further hearings will commence on February 14, 2013 in the case which has become known as the “Great Asbestos Trial.” Hundreds of pages of legal argument submitted to the Turin Court challenge first degree guilty verdicts handed down one year ago by a three-judge panel to defendants Stephan Schmidheiny (Switzerland) and Baron Louis de Cartier (Belgium). Neither one of the former asbestos executives, both of whom were convicted for their part in the causation of an Italian asbestos disaster,…Continue
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on February 1, 2013 at 14:03 — No Comments
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Added by Alessandro Pugno on November 24, 2012 at 12:01 — No Comments
The English-language monograph entitled Asbestos & The Great Asbestos Trial has been translated into Thai and Japanese and will be launched at meetings in Bangkok and Tokyo this month (November 2012). The widespread interest in the iconic Italian trial of former asbestos industry executives continues to grow as people look for ways to hold asbestos profiteers to account for the crimes they have committed.
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on November 7, 2012 at 18:01 — No Comments
The landmark judgment handed down on February 13, 2012 by the Turin Criminal Court continues to reverberate in Italy and abroad. On July 16, 2012, it was reported that Schmidheiny’s legal team submitted a 500-page appeal which looks to overturn the verdict on grounds of constitutionality, jurisdiction and statute of limitations. Two weeks earlier, Turin Public Prosecutor Raffaele Guariniello announced he was calling for the sentences to be increased from 16 to 20…Continue
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on July 17, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments
On June 28 2012, the Turin Public Prosecutor who pioneered this case – Raffaele Guariniello – announced that he
had appealed the judgment. Considering the crimes committed, 16 years in jail was an insufficient punishment. Guariniello is calling for the sentences to be increased to 20 years for both defendants. The public prosecutor’s office, he added, is now investigating the deaths of 117 Italians who worked in the Swiss and German Eternit plants and as well as the asbestos deaths of…
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on July 10, 2012 at 10:41 — No Comments
Congratulations to Niccolo' Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller for the screening of Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial at the Awareness Film Festival! Your amazing film continues to raise global asbestos awareness. Here is the article from Cinema without Borders http://cinemawithoutborders.com/news-issues/3048-dust-streaming.html
Added by Linda Reinstein on May 8, 2012 at 16:21 — No Comments
The involvement of the Italian Government in the Turin proceedings has produced multiple benefits including pressure being exerted by Italian politicians on European Union officials to act on the European asbestos catastrophe. At a meeting in April 2012, the Italian Government called on EU Commissioner John Dalli to create an EU network of asbestos-related disease centres of excellence. See: Italian Government takes Asbestos Safety and Care Concerns to EU!…Continue
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on May 2, 2012 at 13:17 — No Comments
Just weeks after the historic verdict in Turin, one of the world's leading asbestos lobbying groups closed down! On May 1, news was obtained which verified the fact that at the end of March 2012, the offices rented by the Chrysotile Institute in downtown Montreal had been vacated. Days later the Institute surrendered its charter to the Canadian Government and thereby signalled the end to nearly 30 years of asbestos lobbying. This is a historic event and one which is a huge victory for all…Continue
Added by Laurie Kazan-Allen on May 2, 2012 at 13:11 — No Comments
We're glad to publish a news from Canda by Kathleen Ruff.
For 27 years, the federal government has financed the Chrysotile Institute (previously called the Asbestos Institute) and has given it over $20 million in funding. In…Continue
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization has just posted a cumulative February blog roll which includes many blogs about your incredible Eternit trial and the amazing documentary Dust. Whew, what an incredible February! Cheers to unity.http://bit.ly/z8AaNq We will published our report next week with powerful videos confirming what we know, asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure.
Added by Linda Reinstein on March 2, 2012 at 22:02 — No Comments