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The present ethnic cleansing of the Minorities of Iraq: will Britain take some responsibility for a solution?

2 December 2008

Where: Room 2A of the House of Lords

When: Tuesday 9 December – 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Confirmed Speakers

  • 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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