The UK-based charity MARCCH (Medical Aid and Relief for Children of Chechnya) in association with the Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus (SOAS) are organising their second Conference on Chechnya on Friday 25th November at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS.
The Conference represents a rare opportunity to learn first hand from distinguished participants about the dynamics of this terrible conflict, the situation in Chechnya today and prospects for the future. Leading personalities and specialists on Chechnya will discuss the current and future outlook of Chechnya through the perspectives of Politics, Humanitarian, Socio-economic/Military, Human Rights & International Law.
Please note that places are filling up quickly and that tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets/bookings are being provided on a first come, first served basis.
If you wish to book in advance for the conference please call MARCCH on 020 8883 8999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Hamza on 020 7898 4893 or email email@example.com
CHECHNYA: AFTER MASKHADOV
Organised by MARCCH in association with The Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus
Friday 25th November 2005
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
9.30 Lord Rea Opening Remarks
9.45 Lord Judd Ex-Rapporteur for Chechnya and Ex-Member of the
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
10.00 Akhmad Zakaev Ex-European Envoy of the late President Maskhadov
10.15 Jeremy Corbyn Labour MP for Islington North
10.30 Paul Goble Commentator on Russian affairs, ex-Chief (Radio Liberty)
10.45 Q & A
11.05 Tea & Coffee Break
11.30 Madina Megamadova Chair, Mothers of Chechnya
11.45 Dr. Khassan Baiev Surgeon and Author
12.00 Dr. Natalia Estemirova Memorial, Grozny
12.15 Q & A
12.40 Lunch Break
14.40 Andrew Jack Journalist, FT and Author
14.55 Chris Langton Military Specialist
15.10 Oksana Antonenko Institute of International Strategic Studies
15.30 John Russell Bradford University
15.45 Q & A
16.10 Tea & Coffee Break
HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW
16.35 Bill Bowring Professor of International Law
16.50 Daniel Schriber Deputy Head of operations for Eastern Europe, ICRC
17.05 Muhammad Shishani Vice-Chair of Chechen World Congress
17.20 Steve Crawshaw Director, Human Rights Watch, UK
In addition to the enclosed list of speakers a 48 minute film called, \’Russia/Chechnya: Voices of Dissent\’ will be shown. This was directed by Carlo Nero and produced by Vanessa Redgrave and will be introduced either by Carlo or Vanessa Redgrave on the day!
There will be a limited exhibition of award winning photographs by Stanley Greene taken from Open Wounds: http://www.trolleynet.com/1904563015.php
Signed copies of Dr. Khassan Baiev\’s moving account \’The Oath\’ of the war in Chechnya will be available for sale.
(Free Teas and Coffees will be available during the 11am and 4pm breaks)