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KRG UK REPRESENTATION
LONDON
Early day motions (EDMs)1

Early Day Motion 1599 (2011-12)
23rd Anniversary of the Anfal Campaign in Iraqi Kurdistan
Sponsored by Robert Halfon MP

That this House notes that March 2011 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Anfal Genocide in Iraqi Kurdistan, including the massacre by chemical weapons of 5,000 people in Halabja on 16 March 1988; recognises and condemns the systematic slaughter of the Kurds by the Ba'athist regime under Saddam Hussein; regrets that almost 200,000 people were murdered and 4,500 villages destroyed; applauds the Iraqi Parliament and the Canadian Parliament for recognising these acts as genocide; and supports greater international recognition of the Anfal campaign as genocide.


Early Day Motion 1805 (2007-08)
The Anfal Genocide of the Kurds
Sponsored by Bob Spink MP

That this House notes that the Supreme Criminal Court of Iraq has reached its verdict on the Anfal Campaign, declaring it to be a mass killing, a genocide, against the Kurdish people; and calls on the international community to respect the Court’s decision and recognise the mass killing of Kurds as genocide.
 

[1]   EDM is a colloquial term for a notice of motion given by a Member for which no date has been fixed for debate. EDMs exist to allow Members to put on record their opinion on a subject and canvass support for it from fellow Members. In effect, the primary function of an EDM is to form a kind of petition that MPs can sign and there is very little prospect of these motions being debated on the floor of the House.