Kurdistan National Congress – KNK
GUE/NGL Group in the European Parliament

In cooperation with
European Parliament – Kurds Friendship Group
Kurdish Institute of Brussels – KIB
The Confederation of Kurdish Association in Europe-KONKURD

The Halabja Genocide and the Anfal campaigns

REMEMBERING THE HALABJA GENOCIDE
AND THE USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS
AGAINST KURDS

Thursday 8th of March, 2012

Room ASP 1E2, 09h30-13h00
Room ASP 5G2, 15h00 – 18h30

European Parliament – Rue Wiertz 60 – 1047 Brussels (B)

Interpretation in Arabic, Turkish, English, also from French and German

PROGRAMME

Thursday 8th of March
Room ASP 1E2, 09h30 – 10h30
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND & POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE REGION

Moderators:

– MEP Jürgen Klute, GUE/NGL Group, Germany
– Mr. Jan Beghin, former president of Brussels Parliament

Speakers:

–    Mr. Demir Celik, MP, BDP Party, Turkey
– Ms. Nejeeba Omer, Women Movement for Freedom, Iraqi-Kurdistan
– H.E. Sabah Ahmad Mohammad, Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG  (video message)

Thursday 8th of March
Room ASP 1E2, 10h30 – 13h00
THE HALABJA GENOCIDE

Moderators:

– MEP Jürgen Klute, GUE/NGL Group, Germany

Speakers:

Victims & Witness of Halabja Genocide
–  Ms. Nigar Nuri Arif, Victim of Halabja
– Mr. Ismail Farhang, Journalist, Victim of Halabja
– Mr. Dana Halabjaiy, Property of Halabja monument foundation
 
Video about Halabja genocide

The role of the international community in the recognition of the Halabja Genocide
–     Mr. Mecid Hasso, KNK Executive Member

The international responsibility against genocides
–     Mr. Hans Branscheidt, EUTCC-Board Member, Germany
– Prof. Dr. Dirk Rochtus, Belgium

Interventions followed by debate with the audience
 
Thursday 8th of March
Room ASP 5G2, 15h00 – 16h30
THE USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS & NAPALM DURING MILITARY OPERATIONS

Moderators:

–     MEP  Søren Bo Søndergaard, GUE/NGL Group, Denmark

Speakers:

Political significance of the Halabja Genocide
–  Mr. Jan Bøer Vindheim, Author and politician, Norway
–  Dr. Salar Basire, Sulaymaniah University, Iraqi-Kurdistan

Roboski Massacre and the Report of Observer Delegation and Kazan Valley Massacre and the Report of Observer Delegation
–     Mr. Sevket Akdemir, Representative of IHD-Region Office, Turkey
– Mr. Sakir Caliskan, MAZLUM-DER, Turkey
–  Clémentine FRANCES, Avocat associées de la SELARL inter barreaux  CAPJURIS

Video message of family members of victims

Interventions followed by debate with the audience

Thursday 8th of March
Room ASP 5G2, 16h30 – 17h30
THE USE OF INTERNATIONALLY FORBIDDEN WEAPONS AGAINST KURDISH PEOPLE

Moderators:
–  Mr. Refiq Gefur, KNK member, Norway

Speakers:

Usage of forbidden weapons against Kurds in Turkey in the context of crimes against humanity

–      Dr.  Ahmet Selcuk Mizrakli, former President of the Chamber of Diyarbakir Medical Association-Turkey
 
International measures against the use of internationally forbidden weaponry Interventions followed by debate with the audience

– Prof. Dr. Gerhard Freilinger, Vienna University-Specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Austria
– Mr. Handren Ashraf Naoman,General Director European – Kurdistan Green  Organization, Norway

Thursday 8th of March
Room ASP 5G2, 17h30 – 18h30

ADOPTION OF A FINAL DECLARATION

Conference’s contacts :

KNK – Kurdish National Kongress – Brussels
telephone: +32.(0)2.647.30.84

[email protected]

 

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