HALABJA : Early day motion 1172 – British Parliament


Session: 2012-13 – Date tabled: 12.03.2013 – Primary sponsor: Halfon, Robert,  Sponsors: Anderson, David Bottomley, Peter Durkan, Mark George, Andrew Meale, Alan – Total number of signatures: 14

That this House warmly welcomes the historic resolution of 28 February 2013 to unanimously recognize the Kurdish genocide; further welcomes the constructive responses to the mood of the House by both the Foreign Office Minister and his Opposition counterpart in agreeing to work together and with Kurdistan regional government representatives to try to overcome legal obstacles and find a suitable pathway for recognition by the Government; believes that the debate showed Parliament at its best with compassion,

honesty and compromise; and hopes that these discussions can allow the Government, which is deeply respected in the Kurdistan region, to help lead the way in bringing comfort and justice to its people whose lives and society remain deeply affected by the genocide, which will be marked in many places, including by British parliamentarians in the Kurdistan region itself, on the anniversary of the chemical bombardment of Halabja on 16 March 2013.