We call on those states responsible for the invasion and occupation of Iraq to terminate their illegal and immoral war, and express our solidarity with the Iraqi people in their struggle for peace, justice and self-determination.

In particular, we demand:

  1. An immediate end to the US and UK-led occupation of Iraq;
  2. Urgent action to fully address the current humanitarian crises facing Iraq’s people, including help for the more than three million refugees and displaced persons;
  3. An end to all foreign interference in Iraq's affairs, including its oil industry, so that Iraqis can exercise their right to self-determination;
  4. Compensation and reparations from those countries responsible for war and sanctions on Iraq;
  5. Prosecution of all those responsible for war crimes, human rights abuses, and the theft of Iraq's resources.

We demand justice for Iraq.

This statement was adopted by the Justice for Iraq conference in London on 19th July 2008. We plan to publish this more widely in future. If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters please contact us.

Thursday 26 June 2008

Justice for Iraq conference: London, 19th July

Justice For Iraq (leaflet)

Justice for Iraq

A day conference
Saturday 19 July, London

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Justice for Iraq is a call to action – a campaign that demands a complete policy reversal of those countries who have invaded and occupied Iraq since 2003. Ending the military occupation remains the most urgent priority. But Iraq will remain a broken nation without urgent measures aimed at delivering lasting peace and justice for its people and healing some of the wounds caused by this disastrous war.

Justice for Iraq will pressure Iraq's occupiers to:

  • withdraw their troops and privatised security forces;
  • restore Iraq's full economic, legal and political sovereignty;
  • dismantle the Green Zone and the other occupation walls;
  • clean up toxic and unexploded weapons of war;
  • release and compensate detainees;
  • assist refugees and displaced persons;
  • help Iraq to relieve dire shortages in food, water, energy and medical supplies;
  • agree to pay reparations for waging a war of aggression;
  • ensure that war criminals face justice.

These demands do not represent a complete or final list. This campaign is in the process of emerging and we are reaching out to build a network of organisations and individuals who share a similar goal. Join us on 19th July to be a part of debating, building and launching this campaign.

Speakers confirmed so far:

  • Hans von Sponeck, Former UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq
  • Haifa Zangana, Iraqi writer and activist
  • Sami Ramadani, Iraqi Democrats Against the Occupation
  • Kamil Mahdi, Senior lecturer in Middle East economics at University of Exeter
  • Mazin Younis, Iraqi League
  • John McDonnell MP
  • Greg Muttitt, PLATFORM
  • John Hilary, War on Want
  • Jehangir Jilani, Public Interest Lawyers
  • Liz Davies, Iraq Occupation Focus
  • Marion Birch, Medact
  • Milan Rai, Justice Not Vengeance / Peace News
  • Sarah Parker, Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq

11.00-17.00, Saturday 19 July 2008
United Reformed Church
Buck Street, Camden (close to Camden Town tube)
London NW1 8NJ

Entry by donation (suggested amount: £7/£5 unwaged)

For more information download the event leaflet or visit the Justice for Iraq blog at: http://www.justiceforiraq.net/.

Organised by Iraq Occupation Focus
Contact: mailto:iraqfocus@riseup,net