Statute of the capitalism tribunals Vienna 2016

  1. The Capitalism-Tribunal finds and invents in fair proceedings a handling with the crimes of the European capitalism.
  2. Every living person on the planet can press charges.
  3. All legal entities can be indicted, as companies, consortia, corporations, institutions, states, events and current legal standards in capitalism. Natural persons (individuals) should only be charged if they are persons of the public life in Europe by their own will.
  4. Not allowed charges are those that appear in their primary intention anti-semitic, racist, sexist or otherwise xenophobic.
  5. The Tribunal includes ecological, economic and ethical implications of the European capitalism from 1972 up to present. Individual cases will be shown as representative examples carefully chosen from a larger scale contextualisation.
  6. The court reserves the right to select and collect the charges.
  7. Primary basis of the Tribunal is the research report "The Limits to Growth" of the Club of Rome from 1972. Referring to the Radbruch formula the Tribunal draws on texts from the legal history, the natural law, the rational law, literature as in general on super-positive legal norms (überpositivistisches Recht).
  8. The term "capitalism" is used deliberately with its social, ethical and environmental connotations – and not just in its scientific, economic and literary-liberal programme. The Capitalism Tribunal simplified use of the term "capitalism" for a structurally resource and humanity destroying economy will be part of the proceedings.
  9. The charges may be submitted in English, French, Spanish or German language. The language of the trail is German (Vienna). Individual contributions can be submitted in English. In individual cases the statements of witnesses and prosecutors can be translated. An interpreter of sign language will be present.
  10. Any case brought to court in Vienna will be defended and treated by the terms of fairness. The defence will be equipped with all necessary resources for its task.
  11. The court finds a suitable selection from the bills of indictment submitted. The charges can be collected and summarised. Each approved charge can be presented by both, an advocate or the prosecutor personally.
  12. The judges assign the trial, call for indictment, let the defence state its rebuttal, allow or reject the requests for witnesses and evidence of both parties. Each case shall be negotiated and judged in one hour.
  13. The process of involvement of the jury and the audience in the trial, decision making and penalties will developed and announced before the beginning of the Vienna Tribunal.
  14. Judgements and penalties of the Capitalism Tribunal will not be executed. The death penalty remains abolished.
  15. The exact procedural code will be submitted to the prosecutiors, defenders, jury and judges before the tribunal and can be changed by agreement of all parties.
  16. The capitalisms Tribunal convenes MAY 1 TO 12, 2016 + NOVEMBER 2016 in Vienna.
  17. At the end of the Tribunal of capitalism can be convicted in general.
  18. As a consequence of the Capitalism Tribunal a newly developed "Declaration of human rights and obligations in dealing with the planet" will be proposed.
  19. The Capitalism Tribunal has no executive and rejects vigilante justice. Convictions and acquittals of the Capitalism Tribunal therefore are at first of symbolic or theatrical nature. The Tribunal can promote an ethical paradigm shift in the institutional legislatives. This is explicitly intended.