Miami 5 International Commission of Inquiry

Head Office Circular No. NP/045/14/MC

To the Secretary all Branches,
Council of Executive members,
Regional Councils and Regional Offices.

Monday 17th January 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Miami 5 International Commission of Inquiry

The two day International Commission of Inquiry into the Case of the Miami Five will take place on 7 and 8 March 2014, at the Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL.

René González, the first and only member of the Miami Five to have been released after completing his 15 year sentence in the United States, has announced that he will come to London to give evidence. The Commission will also hear testimony from around 20 key witnesses, including US defence attorney Martin Garbus, representatives from international human rights organisation Amnesty International, and from Miami Five family members such as wives of the Five, Olga Salanueva and Elizabeth Palmeiro.

The Commission will be presided over by distinguished international jurists, including former Chief Justice of India Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa Zakeria Mohammed Yacoob, and Philippe Texier, the former Chair of the Supreme Court of France.

Public seats are available for each day (£10 per day) of the Commission and demand is expected to be high. To buy tickets go to

Branches are encouraged to support this important event.

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow
General Secretary