Kurdistan at the Labour and Conservative conferences

There was precious little discussion about foreign policy at the two main conferences. There were the usual packed receptions for friends of Israel, the Arab States and Azerbajan and keynote speeches by William Hague and his Labour counterpart, Douglas Alexander but few fringe meetings. A major exception to this was provided by the KRG, which organised two fringe meetings on the UN’s Responsibility to Protect doctrine which allows for international actions if states don’t protect their own people. The meetings also highlighted the campaign to recognise the Kurdish genocide and focused on lessons from the Kurdish experience for Syria and the Middle East.

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