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
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.
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.
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
· Cultural and political dialogue
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.
To register and send abstracts and research, please visit the conference website
For inquiries, please contact:
Mobile: 009647801825340 or 009647702667287
Idrees Karim Muhammad
Mobile:009647701533444 or 0096475015333444
The Preparatory Commission: