Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Victims Affairs Advocates for Recognition of Kurdish Genocide at International Conference
On the sidelines of the 16th Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), Barwan Hamdi, Deputy Minister of Martyrs and Anfal Victims Affairs, along with a delegation from the Ministry, engaged in several meetings to underscore their commitment to cooperation and garner support for the recognition of the Kurdish genocide as an act of genocide.
Among the notable individuals they met were Alfonso Argonces, representative of the Minister of Justice and advisor to the Ministry, and Alecinda Calvet, Dean of the College of Law and Secretary of the International Union of Genocide Scholars. Additionally, they held discussions with Henry Serioult, a former president of the organization and a renowned genocide activist and scholar.
The primary focus of the meetings was to highlight the need for scientific and legal coordination at the international level, with an emphasis on advancing the Kurdish genocide case in Kurdistan. Throughout the five-day congress, members of the KG Lobby Center, including its president, were present at all meetings to provide detailed accounts of the tragedies suffered by the Kurdish people and the acts of genocide perpetrated by previous Iraqi regimes.
To further their cause, the Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Victims Affairs dispatched a research and information gathering team from the KG Lobby Center to Kurdistan. This team successfully prepared a draft resolution outlining the genocide of the Kurdish people, which has now been submitted to the new presidency for consideration.
The Ministry's efforts to shed light on the Kurdish genocide at the international conference are aimed at raising awareness, securing support, and ultimately achieving recognition for the immense suffering endured by the Kurdish people throughout history.