• “It is completely illegal”, says human rights barrister Bill Bowring about Turkey’s invasion of Syria

    9 December 2019|Peace in Kurdistan

    Barrister Bill Bowring speaks to journalist Alaettin Sinayic about international law, Turkey’s invasion of Syria, and possible solutions for the Kurdish plight of self-determination.

    Bowring is Professor of Law in the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, and a practising barrister at Field Court Chambers, Gray’s Inn. He is well known for his work in the field of human rights and combines his academic work with practice at the Bar, appearing in the European Court of Human Rights, and advising the Council of Europe, European Union, OSCE, United Nations, on human rights, minority rights and related issues. He is Executive Committee Member of the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales; President of the European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH); and Founder and Chair of the International Steering Committee, of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC).

  • SEASON’S GREETINGS from Peace in Kurdistan!

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    “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

    Malcolm X

    Thank you for your support in 2019! We look forward to working with you in the New Year!

    Love and Solidarity

    Peace in Kurdistan

    Campaign for a political solution of the Kurdish Question

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    Contacts Estella Schmid 020 7586 5892 & Melanie Gingell – Tel: 020 7272 7890

     

    Patrons: John Austin, Baroness Blower of Starch Green, former GS NUT, Prof Bill Bowring, Julie Christie, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn MP,  Prof Mary Davis, Lord Dholakia, Simon Dubbins, UNITE International Director,  Jill Evans MEP, Desmond Fernandes, Lindsey German, Convenor STWC, Melanie Gingell, Christopher Gingell, Rahila Gupta, Nick Hildyard, Dafydd Iwan, Former President Plaid Cymru, James Kelman, Bruce Kent, Jean Lambert, Elfyn Llwyd, Aonghas MacNeacail, Scottish Gaelic poet, Mike Mansfield QC, Doug Nicholls, General Secretary, GFTU, Dr. Jessica Ayesha Northey, Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy, Dr Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Kate Osamor MP, Margaret Owen OBE, Ali Gul Ozbek, Former Councillor and Mayor of Haringey; Gareth Peirce, Dr Felix Padel, Maxine Peake, actor, Trevor Rayne, writer, Lord Rea, Joe Ryan, Tony Simpson, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Stephen Smellie, Jonathan Steele, Steve Sweeney, Gianni Tognoni, General Secretary Permanent People’s Tribunal, Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Dr Tom Wakeford, Dr Derek Wall, Julie Ward MEP, Hywel Williams MP.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 6 DECEMBER 2019 – 21 DECEMBER 2019

    https://peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/2019/12/21/kurdish-news-briefing-6-december-2019-21-december-2019

     NEWS

    1. HDP co-chair Buldan: The end of the tyrant is near
    2. UN’s Mueller: Turkey’s offensive displaced over 200,000 people
    3. MEPs call for immediate action to stop Turkey’s attacks on Kurds
    4. Disciplinary sanction for Öcalan and other 3 prisoners in Imrali
    5. Activists from Villiers-le-Bel take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil
    6. Dictator defends occupation and demands oil revenues in Geneva
    7. KESK calls on workers to join rallies for a “dignified life”
    8. Recognition of Armenian genocide will prevent Turkey’s “massacre” of Kurds: SDF commander
    9. Turkey sentences 7 Syrian Kurds to aggravated life sentences on terror charges: report
    10. First Kurdish candidate elected for the Labour Party
    11. Over objections from Trump and Turkey, Senate passes Armenian genocide remembrance measure
    12. The 70th NATO Summit and the Looming Crisis around Turkey
    13. Russia opposes expansion of Turkey’s north Syria ‘safe zone’
    14. “Öcalan is the only person who can lead the way to peace”
    15. Wife of ailing, jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas relays message after visit
    16. European Parliament to host Rojava Conference on 11 December
    17. ‘In cold blood’: Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

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  • KURDISH NEWS BRIEFING, 6 DECEMBER 2019 – 21 DECEMBER 2019

    NEWS

    1. HDP co-chair Buldan: The end of the tyrant is near
    2. UN’s Mueller: Turkey’s offensive displaced over 200,000 people
    3. MEPs call for immediate action to stop Turkey’s attacks on Kurds
    4. Disciplinary sanction for Öcalan and other 3 prisoners in Imrali
    5. Activists from Villiers-le-Bel take over Freedom for Öcalan Vigil
    6. Dictator defends occupation and demands oil revenues in Geneva
    7. KESK calls on workers to join rallies for a “dignified life”
    8. Recognition of Armenian genocide will prevent Turkey’s “massacre” of Kurds: SDF commander
    9. Turkey sentences 7 Syrian Kurds to aggravated life sentences on terror charges: report
    10. First Kurdish candidate elected for the Labour Party
    11. Over objections from Trump and Turkey, Senate passes Armenian genocide remembrance measure
    12. The 70th NATO Summit and the Looming Crisis around Turkey
    13. Russia opposes expansion of Turkey’s north Syria ‘safe zone’
    14. “Öcalan is the only person who can lead the way to peace”
    15. Wife of ailing, jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas relays message after visit
    16. European Parliament to host Rojava Conference on 11 December
    17. ‘In cold blood’: Syria Kurds say killed, robbed by Turkey proxies

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