Sep 29, 2014

Iranian Kurdistan International Conference: Justice for Iran's Kurds


Brussels, 25 August 2014

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO), in tandem with the International Network of Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights (INIKHR), will host a half-day international conference focusing on the deteriorating situation for Kurds living in Iran. The conference will take place at Nieuwspoort in The Hague on Monday 29 September 2014.

The situation for the Iranian Kurds has deteriorated consistently since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and the current situation marks an all-time low for the minority. Iranian Kurdistan has been subject to civilian human rights abuses, systematic discrimination in housing and employment, as well as exclusion from the political process and coerced assimilation – all during often-violent confrontation with the government in Tehran. The upcoming conference will bring together experts, academics, politicians and the media with the aim of refocusing global attention on the challenges faced by this oft-overlooked minority group.

All members of the printed and digital media with an interest in this area are invited to attend the conference. For accreditation, please complete this form.

This press release, along with the event poster, are available to download in PDF format in the column to the right.


UNPO is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organisation. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, and unrecognised or occupied territories who have joined together to protect and promote their human and cultural rights, to preserve their environments, and to find nonviolent solutions to conflicts which affect them. It was founded in 1991 and is based in Brussels.

INIKHR is an organisation dedicating to advancing dialogue around the fundamental rights of Iranian Kurds. It is based in the Netherlands.