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Nation Building in Kurdistan

Memory, Genocide and Human Rights

By Mohammed Ihsan

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194 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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The Kurdish people and the Kurdish Regional Government faced huge challenges rebuilding their nation and identity after the atrocities and human rights abuses committed by Saddam Hussein and his regime. In 2005 a new Iraqi constitution recognized as genocide the persecution of Faylee Kurds, the disappearance of 8,000 males belonging to the Barzanis and the chemical attacks of Anfal and Halabja paving the way to the investigations and claim by Kurdish people. This book provides in-depth analysis of the tensions caused by the Kurdish experience, the claim for the independence of a united Kurdistan and the wider tendency towards political and social fragmentation in Iraqi society.

Table of Contents

1 A country in the Marking 2. Arabization as Ethnic Cleansing 3. Propagating Hate, Inciting Murder 4. Blueprint of a Genocide 5. A State Engineered National Project 6. Death from the Sky 7. A New Horizon Conclusion

About the Author

Dr Mohammed Ihsan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Defence Studies Department in King’s College, London and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter College of Social Sciences and International Studies. He was a minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government from 2000 to 2014. He holds a PhD in International Law (2001) and another PhD in Arab and Islamic Studies (2014). He has authored various articles and books on Kurdistan and Iraq.

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