The present ethnic cleansing of the Minorities of Iraq: will Britain take some responsibility for a solution?
Where: Room 2A of the House of Lords
When: Tuesday 9 December – 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
- Dr Layla Alrummi of the Mandaean Human Rights organisation
- Researcher Nicola Craven on Mandaean refugees in Syria
- Archbishop Toma (Syriac Church)
- Fr. Khoshaba Georges (Ancient Church of the East)
- Neville Kyrke-Smith, the National Director of Aid to the Church in Need UK
- Adnan Kochar of CHAK (Halabja Centre) on Yezidis and Kurdish-Minority relations
- The Syrian Ambassador HE Dr. Sami Al Kiyam
Sponsor and chair: Lord Alton
Themes of the discussion
- Protection of, and aid to Minorities in Iraq
- Aid to minority refugees in Syria.
- The UK’s closed doors to Iraqi Minority assylum seekers
- Co-ordinated lobbying of the government and parliament
- What leverage, if any does the UK have on the Iraqi government?”
- Towards an Assyrian-Kurdish dialogue
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