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Forced into unbeing: enforced disappearances and mass graves in Turkey and Iran

London Metropolitan University

Friday, 14 October 2016 from 17:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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You are invited to join us for a thought provoking evening with a panel event and discussion addressing the human rights implications that exist for families seeking justice for the disappeared in Turkey and Iran.

This event will address the long-term struggle for truth and justice for the victims of enforced disappearances and secret executions in the Islamic Republic of Iran and in the context of the Kurdish population of Turkey. Examining the plight of the families of the victims in both countries, the evening's discussion will consider the gender perspective to the problem, and will also look into the underground map of mass graves in Iran. The families who have been fighting to seek justice for victims of these past crimes will tell their stories

Karen Bennett, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute at London Metropolitan University, will welcome and introduce the event with the viewing of a short film.

Chairing the event is Prof. Bill Bowring, Professor of International Law at Birkbeck College.

The keynote speaker of the event is Henrikas Mickevičius, member of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances.

Panel speakers include:


The evening will conclude with a plenary discussion and networking reception.

Registration is free but donations would be welcome.

For questions about the event, please contact Azar Shebani at a.sheibani@londonmet.ac.uk.

The Great Hall is located in the Rocket Complex adjoining the University's Tower block, which is directly across the exit of the Holloway Road tube station (Piccadilly line, Zone 2).

This event is organised by London Metropolitan University's Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute and the International Centre for Community Development in partnership with the London based Justice for Iran and the Truth Justice Memory Centre (Hafiza Merkezi) in Turkey.
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The Rocket Building, 166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London
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Friday, 14 October 2016 from 17:00 to 20:00 (BST)


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