Halabja conference at the European Parliament

The Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) and the GUE/NGL Group in the European Parliament in cooperation with European Parliament – Kurds Friendship Group, Kurdish Institute of Brussels, The Confederation of Kurdish Association in Europe (KONKURD), The Halabja Genocide and the Anfal campaigns organize Remembering the Halabja Genocide and the use of chemical weapons against Kurds.

The conference will take place on Thursday 8th of March, in Room ASP 1E2, 09h30-13h00 and Room ASP 5G2, 15h00 – 18h30 at the European Parliament – Rue Wiertz 60 – 1047 Brussels.

Draft programme of the conference

Thursday 8th of March

Room ASP 1E2, 09h30 – 10h30

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND & POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE REGION

Moderators:

– Mr. Jürgen Klute, MEP, GUE/NGL Group, Germany

– Mr. Jan Beghin, former president of Brussels Parlement

Speakers:

– Mr. Demir Celik, MP, BDP Party, Turkey

– H.E. Sabah Ahmad Mohammad, Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG

Thursday 8th of March

Room ASP 1E2, 10h30 – 11h45

THE HALABJA GENOCIDE

Moderators:

– MEP Soren Bo Sondergaard, GUE/NGL Group, Denmark

Speakers:

Victims & Witness of Halabja Genocide

– Mr. Karzan Salam Halabjay, Lawyer from The Halabja Voluntary Group

The role of the international community in the recognition of the Halabja Genocide

– Mr. Mecid Hasso, KNK Executive Member

– Ms. Marie-Christine Vergiat, MEP, GUE/NGL, France

The international responsibility against genocides

– Mr. Hans Branscheidt, EUTCC-Board Member, Germany

– Prof. Dr. Dirk Rochtus, Belgium