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---------- From: "Ornella Sangiovanni" <email@example.com> To: "farbuthnot" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [Fwd: Europa Parlament - Hearing zum Irak] Date: Mon, Feb 19, 2001, 2:54 pm Dear all, I also know about the hearing and got the same request from Hans von Sponeck. The only problem (which I've explained to him) is that, as far as I know from realiable sources, we won't be allowed to speak or put questions (who are reserved to European MPs), let alone "to put the US speaker under pressure" about his topic. I wonder: is it worth going there? What I am trying to "discover", instead, is the background to this hearing, for it seems that it comes out as a result from (strong?) pressures by a powerful (Iraqi)-Kurdish lobby in Brussels, whose goals are not clear at all, but most likely are not in favour of lifting sanctions. Ornella Sangiovanni Italian Campaign "Break the Sanctions!" PS: It also seems that the US speaker is NOT coming to the hearing -----Original Message----- From: farbuthnot <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: lunedě 19 febbraio 2001 12.27 Subject: FW: [Fwd: Europa Parlament - Hearing zum Irak] For your info - this from a friend at the German Paliament. best, f. Felicity, Joachim Guilliard is very good. He is the main force behind trying to get a campaign against sanctions off the ground here in Germany. This message is in response to a request from von Sponek who is invited to speak at the EU-Parla. Von Sponek is asking that more critics of the sanctions policy are present in the audience at the hearing particularly to put the US speaker under pressure with his topic USA, HOW TO BRING ABOUT CHANGES IN IRAQ. -------- Original Message -------- Betreff: Europa Parlament - Hearing zum Irak Datum: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 16:02:38 +0100 Von: Joachim.Guilliard@t-online.de (Joachim Guilliard) intern\af\hearing\Irak-oj COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMON SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY PUBLIC HEARING 'IRAQ AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY' Monday, 26 February 2001 3 p.m. 6.30 p.m. Room PHS 3C050 DRAFT PROGRAMME I. OPENING OF THE HEARING 3.00-3.05 - Mr Elmar BROK, Chairman of the Committee II. POLITICAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN IRAQ Presentation by 3.05-3.15 - Dr Wilfried KREISEL, Executive Director and Dr Samir BEN YAHMED, Manager, Iraq Programme (World Health Organisation) 3.15-3.25 - Sheik MOHAMMED ALI (Iraqi National Congress) 3.25-3.35 - Mr Amin BAKHTIAR (Human Rights Alliance) 3.35-3.45 - Mr Driss EL YAZAMI (Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l'Homme (FIDH) 3.45-4.25 Questions III. ASSESSMENT OF THE POLICY OF SANCTIONS Presentation by 4.25-4.35 - Hans C. Graf von SPONECK, former head of the UN programme 'Oil for food' 4.35-4.45 - Mr Marc BOSSUYT, Professor of International Law at Antwerpen University 4.45-4.55 - Mr Denis VIENOT, President of Caritas Europa 4.55-5.30 Questions IV. HOW TO BRING ABOUT CHANGES IN IRAQ ? Presentation by 5.30-5.40 - Mr Frank RICCIARDONE, Special Coordinator for the Transition of Iraq, US State Department (to be confirmed) 5.40-6.15 Questions V. CONCLUSIONS 6.15-6.30 Baroness Emma NICHOLSON of WINTERBOURNE, Vice-Chairman of the Committee and rapporteur AFET/AF-vv 07/02/2001 -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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://www.casi.org.uk