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Remembering the Halabja Genocide and the use of chemical weapons against Kurds

08/03/2012

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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


 

 

 


IMPORTANT TECHNICAL INFORMATION


"HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND ENTER THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT"

 

 


An official "European Parliament personal badge / pass" will be provided to all participants to the Conference.

All participants MUST communicate to kongrakurdistan@gmail.com the following information:

1) name and surname
2) date of birth
3) place and country of residence (if possible, the full address of residence)
4) number of a valid document (ex: passport, national ID, ecc...)

This information must be sent to the above-mentioned mail before the 2nd of March 2012 at 12h00.

Please note that NO ACCREDITATION will be accepted after this deadline, according to the rules established by the Security Department of the European Parliament.

Your "personal badge / pass" will be ready and delivered to you starting from 8th of March 2012 at 08h30.

It will be available at the main entrance of the European Parliament (Place de Luxembourg - main European Parliament building "Altiero Spinelli" - just after the sliding doors you'll find a conference desk).

 

 

 

 

 

 



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 Basıre, 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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

contact :

 

Stefano Squarcina, GUE/NGL Group
Tel +32.2.284.6667 - stefano.squarcina@europarl.europa.eu

 

Gianfranco BATTISTINI: gianfranco.battistini@europarl.europa.eu
+32 475 64 66 28

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