Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Iraqi Constitution and Democracy: Issues and Challenges

Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir delivered this lecture at Coventry University on  4 July 2012. Greeting & Introduction Professors, ladies, gentlemen and distinguished guests, Good morning and thank you for having me here to speak with you today. It is a … Continue reading

Foreign Relations supremo meets APPG

The Head of the Foreign Relations Department in the Cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Falah Mustafa Bakir recently addressed a meeting of the APPG. He explained that the KRG was seeking to build a civilised society from the ashes … Continue reading

A haven for Iraqi Christians

Co-Chair Meg Munn MP takes a look at the position of Christians in Iraqi Kurdistan and concludes that the APPG has been “extremely impressed by the willingness of the Kurdistan Regional Government to show imaginative and humanitarian leadership and expect that … Continue reading

British diplomat’s valedictory column on the Kurdistan Region

The outgoing British Consul-General in Erbil, Chris Bowers, concludes that the Kurdistan Region is going to be and do just fine.  The people deserve it. Full article here  

Justice for Iraqi Kurds

Falah Mustafa Bakir, the Head of the KRG Foreign Relations Department writes   An estimated 182,000 Kurdish people were murdered during the Anfal campaign. To put this into context, that’s enough people to fill Wembley Stadium twice over. Today the … Continue reading

Ireland, John Major, Tony Blair and campaign on the Kurdish Genocide

Gary Kent’s latest column in Rudaw My own view is that Kurdistan is showing how the past can be overcome but that it is essential that the genocide be formally recognized. Given the leading role played by John Major and … Continue reading