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Those of you who are in Cambridge may be interested in this advance notice that I have invited Ann Clwyd MP here on Thursday 11 May. Ann will be talking about the International Criminal Court, which she has done a great deal of work on. I haven't publicised it properly yet as MPs have an appalling habit of cancelling at the last minute due to Parliamentary commitments, etc. But all being well it will take place in the Lloyd Room at Christ's College, 7 p.m. I know that she is a controversial figure as far as anti-sanctions on Iraq campaigners are concerned. She is heavily involved in INDICT, the legal organisation advised by Nick Stewart and other QC's from the Bar Human Rights Committee, that aims to indict Saddam Hussein and other Baath Party people if and, more likely, when the ICC comes into operation. I would be very glad of members of the university coming to ask questions about this issue and sanctions on Iraq generally. I will also talk to Ann's office nearer the time and see what her schedule is in case she has time for an extra private meeting. I know that people have very strong views on Ann's position on sanctions. I would, however, ask people to remember that she has been a tireless campaigner for human rights ever since she entered Parliament, has opposed arms exports to Indonesia and countries in the Middle East, taken a strong line in support of Palestinians, supported animal rights causes (she currently has a Private Member's Bill before Parliament to improve welfare standards for hens) and was a leading campaigner against apartheid. She is therefore someone to work constructively with and who has a heartfelt commitment to human rights and other compassionate issues. ******************* ALAN BATES Christ's College St. Andrew's Street Cambridge CB2 3BU ******************* -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi