The Yazidi Justice Committee (YJC) has the pleasure of inviting you to attend this High-Level Panel at the UK Parliament on 6 July 2022 at 14:00-16:00 UK time.
The Panel is hosted by our Patron, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, and will concern the launch of a major international report advancing the issue of state responsibility for the Yazidi genocide with contributions from leading practitioners and prominent politicians. The Panel is Co-Sponsored by the APPG for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity and the APPG on the Yazidis.
The Panel is being held under the auspices of the 2022 International Ministerial Conference to Promote Freedom of Religion or Belief hosted by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
CURRENT PANEL FORMAT
A. Chair: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Member of HoL, Director IBAHRI
B. Keynote: Elif Shafak, Award-winning British-Turkish novelist, activist and commentator
C. Community Voice: Dr Leyla Ferman, CEO Women for Justice
[Video Address [Website]: Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Chair, YJC]
D. Introduction to Report: Aarif Abraham, Director, Accountability Unit; Convener, International Law, Garden Court North [8 mins]
- Moderator: Prof. Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG QC Honoris Causa, Distinguished Fellow, International Law, Chatham House
- [Speaker to be announced]
- Dr Fleur Anderson MP, Chair of APPG on Genocide and CAH
- Dr Tatyana Eatwell, Head of Doughty Street International, Doughty Street Chambers
- Dr Ewelina Ochab, Programme Lawyer, IBAHRI
- Dr Aldo Zammit Borda, Reader, International Law, City University
F. Q and A: Led by Chair
ORGANISERS OF THE EVENT
The Yazidi Justice Committee is an ad hoc body of the following organisations: Accountability Unit, International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute, Bar Human Rights Committee, Geoffrey Nice Foundation, Women for Justice.
The Committee’s Patrons include: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC; Sir Geoffrey Nice QC (Chair); Professor Lord David Alton.