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.

Wednesday 16 July 2008

Justice for Iraq conference
Saturday 19 July 2008

10.30am-11am: Registration

11am-1pm: Why we need justice for Iraq

  • Sami Ramadani, Iraqi Democrats Against the Occupation
  • Hans von Sponeck, former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq
  • Haifa Zangana, Iraqi writer and columnist
  • Liz Davies, Iraq Occupation Focus

1pm-1.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm-3.15pm: Workshops

Workshop 1: Stopping the corporate carve-up

  • Greg Muttitt, Platform
  • Kamil Mahdi, University of Exeter

Workshop 2:The humanitarian crisis

  • Milan Rai, Justice Not Vengeance/Peace News
  • Marion Birch, Medact
  • Sarah Parker, Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq

Workshop 3: War crimes: ending impunity

  • Jehangir Jilani, Public Interest Lawyers
  • John Hilary, War on Want
  • Mazin Younis, Iraqi League

3.15pm-3.30pm: Break

3.30pm-5pm: The way forward: Iraq solidarity for the long-term

  • John McDonnell MP
  • John Hilary, War on Want
  • Kamil Mahdi, University of Exeter
  • Carole Turner, Stop the War Coalition
5pm: Ends

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: www.justiceforiraq.net.

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Organised by Iraq Occupation Focus
Contact: iraqfocus@riseup.net