Peacebuilding and Genocide Prevention


December 15, 2021

IN University of Human Development/ Kurdistan- Iraq/ Sulaymania

About Conference

Under the slogan

((Memory of the Genocide from the Anfal and the Marshlands to Halabja and  Sinjar))


Studies in the Islamic WorldThe UNESCO Chair for the Genocide Prevention  

 At University of Baghdad 

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities

Martyrs Foundation / General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

The Political Prisons Foundation/ General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

Bait Al-Hikma/ General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

Malay Gawra Research Center - Koya University

Research Center- Genocide Dept.-University Of Halabja

Charmo University Research Center for Crimes of Anfal and Genocide

University Of Human Development - Sulaymania

An international conference under the title

Peacebuilding and Genocide Prevention


For the period from 15-16 December / 2021


The Place

Conference hall - University Of Human Development in Sulaymania  


Conference languages: Arabic - Kurdish - English



 Recognition is the real philosophy, to achieve coexistence and maintain social peace among the groups of a single society.  Recognition is a mechanism that sends to the national partner a state of optimism, a sense of reassurance, and a conviction in the usefulness of communication and dialogue, in order to obtain legitimate rights.  In addition, recognition of the other and the psychological readiness to distribute rights and duties in a just manner leads to the provision of a common psychological sphere, in which peace is achieved and prevents slipping into dictatorships that justifies genocide against linguistically, religiously and sectarian diverse groups.  Therefore, this conference of Peacebuilding and Prevention of Genocide sends a message of mutual recognition of the tragedy and atrocities committed by the dictatorial regime against the Iraqi people from north to south, and urges that psychological commonalities are mixed with historical, cultural, economic and political commonalities.


The issues of coexistence and peace between religiouخs, confessional and national groups is of central importance in Iraq today.  Because of its impact on the strength and cohesion of society in several respects: political, demographic, historical and intellectual, and the convergence of views depends on the multiple shares of wealth, culture, history, common affiliation, and the common historical identity of the groups of society.


In this conference, the genocides committed by dictatorial regimes and extremist organizations will be addressed in separate regions of the world, and in Iraq in particular.  The dictatorial regime that ruled Iraq for 35 years committed multiple genocides (forced displacement, mass graves, bombing cities and villages with chemical weapons, Anfal operations) against the Kurdish people in northern Iraq, against the Marsh Arabs in the far south, and against the revolutionaries and civilians during the Shaaban uprising of 1991.  And then, through ISIS's crimes against minorities in Mosul, such as the Shabaks and Christians, especially against the Yazidis in Sinjar.


Conference objectives:

1.       Emphasizing the importance of a philosophy of recognition that constitutes a psychological and social treatment of the effects of genocide everywhere.

2.       Employing human and social sciences curricula in crystallizing social and political recognition that establishes lasting peace and coexistence.

3.      Creating and activating the field of studies of sociopathology under which genocides are committed, and providing cultural and social treatments for them in what is termed medical sociology.

4.       To benefit from the experiences of other nations in preventing the recurrence of genocides.

5.       Legislating a law criminalizing the denial of genocide.


Conference Themes:

 1- Ideologies and genocide

·          The religious factor 

·         Sectarian  factor

·          The ethnic and national factor

·          The political factor

 2- Genocides in Iraq

·         Enforced displacement

·         Enforced disappearance

·         Racial Cleansing

·          Cultural genocide

·         Use of chemical weapons (bombing Halabja and villages)

·         Anfal operations

·         The suppression of the popular uprising in 1991

·         Genocide against Shabak Yezidis, Christians, Turkmen and other components.

·         Spyker Camp Genocide

·         Enforced displacement of Suni Component by ISIS

The Simele massacre against Assyrians in Iraq 1933

3- Forms of genocide in the invasion of Kuwait:

·        Enforced disappearance Of Kuwaiti people

·        Mass Killing

·        Environmental Genocide 

 4- Mass graves in Iraq

·          Mass graves and genocide

·          Geography of mass graves

·          Documenting and protecting of mass graves

5- Genocide and the human sciences

·          History, geography, anthropology

·          Psychology and philosophy

·         Archeology of Genocide

·         Sociology of Genocide

·          Media, Literature and the Arts

 6- Genocide in laws and constitutions

·          Genocide in the urgent and international laws and constitutions

·          Genocide in the Iraqi constitution and law

·          Act to criminalize the denial of genocide

 7- Genocide in schooling curricula

·          Educational curricula

·          University studies

·          Research and dissertations 

 8- Peace building and conflict transformation

·          Recognition and its philosophy

·          Cultural foundations for peacebuilding

·          Coexistence

·          Cultural and political dialogue

·          Pluralism

·          Tolerance


Conditions for participation:

1. Sending a summary of the research, along with a summary of the researcher's academic biography, including the mobile number and e-mail.

2. The research should be within the conference themes, and it fulfills the conditions for scientific research, including (research title, researcher's name, workplace, country name, research summary, key words) in both Arabic and English.

3. Papers published or accepted in previous conferences are not accepted.

4. Researches are subject to scientific arbitration, and they will  publish in a folder specializing in the proceedings of the international conference.

5. The paper should not be more than 25 pages.


Note: The conference shall bear the costs of accommodation and hospitality for the duration of the conference, excluding travel costs.

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting research abstract



Announcement of Accepted Abstracts


Deadline for submitting full papers



Announcement of Accepted Research



The date of the conference

15-16 / 12/2021



To register and send abstracts and research, please visit the conference website

For inquiries, please contact:

Salah Al-Jabry:

Mobile: 009647801825340  or    009647702667287


Idrees Karim Muhammad

Mobile:009647701533444   or 0096475015333444


The Preparatory Commission:

Name, title and position

Academic Institution and or university

Prof. Dr. Salah Al-Jabri   (Chair)

UNESCO Chair/ University Of  Baghdad

Asst. Prof. Dr.Idrees Karim Muhammad (Vice Chair)

University of Halabja 

Prof. Hishyar Zeki Hassan

Koya University

Prof.Dr. Anwar Mohamed Faraj

University of Human Development

Prof.Dr. Mahmoud Abdul Wahid Al-Qaisi

University of Baghdad

Prof.Dr. Salah Ismaeel

Koya University

Dr. Pshtiwan Faraj Mohammed

Charmo University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Kanaan Hamgharib Abdullah

University of Human Development

Asst.Prof.Dr. khadija hassan jasim

Bait Al Hikmma/ Baghdad

Asst.Prof. Dr. Ali Tahr Alhamud

Al-Byan Centers for Planning and Studies 

Ryan D’Souza

Yazda Organization- London

Dheyaa kareem tuama

Martyrs Foundation

Isra Fuad Shakir

Ministry of Culture- Department  of Cultural Diversity 


Scientific Commission:

Prof. Haider LaShukri             (Chair)

Koya University

Assist Prof. Dr. Mohammed Rashid Hasan Mohammed    (Vice-Chair)

University of  Human Development

Asst. Prof.Dr.Sanaa Kamel shalan

Language Center / University of Jordan

Asst Prof. Dr. Sirwan Hamd Ahmed

University of Halabja

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hunar Ameen Hasan

Charmo University

Prof. Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Ressool

University of Baghdad

Asst. Prof.Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed Zaid

Al-Azhar University

Dr. Gregory H. Stanton

Founding President

Genocide Watch - America

Dr. Sarita Ashraf

the International Organization for Human Rights and International Crimes - Britain

Dr. Abbas Kadhim

Atlantic Council , USA

Dr. Khaled Hantoush Sajet

University of Baghdad

Dr. Eleanor Robson

University College London


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Our Agenda


Topics To Discuss

  • Ideologies and genocide
  • Genocides in Iraq
  • Forms of genocide in the invasion of Kuwait
  • Mass graves in Iraq
  • Genocide and the human sciences


December 15, 2021

University of Human Development/ Kurdistan- Iraq/ Sulaymania




Submit Your Research Paper

Authors submitting their research article to this conference are encouraged to deposit research data.


Event Schedule


Deadline For Submitting Abstract

August 5, 2021


Announcement Of Accepted Abstracts

July 15, 2021


Deadline For Submitting Full Papers

September 1, 2021


Announcement Of Accepted Papers

November 10, 2021


Conference Start

December 15, 2021


Conference End

December 16, 2021


Studies in the Islamic WorldThe UNESCO Chair for the Genocide Prevention At University of Baghdad

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities

Martyrs Foundation / General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

The Political Prisons Foundation/ General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

Bait Al-Hikma/ General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers

Malay Gawra Research Center - Koya University

Research Center- Genocide Dept.-University Of Halabja

Charmo university research center for crimes of anfal and genocide

University of Human development

Event Location

University of Human Development/ Kurdistan- Iraq/ Sulaymania

Salah Al-Jabry
Phone: 009647801825340

Idrees Karim Mohamed
Phone: 009647722533444

Anwar Mohammedfaraj Mahmood
Phone: 009647702137155