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TIP SHEET: Newton can comment about Kurdistan drive for independence

Sep. 29, 2017—The threats from Baghdad are growing, The efforts of Kurds to attain their own Middle East homeland are ramping up after 92 percent voted for independence. Michael A. Newton, professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, can comment on developments regarding the Kurdish people based on more than 25 years of experience working with...

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Kurdistan representative to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 27

Sep. 15, 2017—The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government will speak at Vanderbilt Law School two days after an independence referendum in Kurdistan.

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25th anniversary of Kurdish genocide holds lessons to prevent atrocities in Syria today

Mar. 13, 2013—This week marks the 25th anniversary of the gas attacks on the Kurdish village of Halabja, Iraq, at the hand of Saddam Hussein that killed at least 5,000 civilians. Vanderbilt University international criminal and humanitarian law expert Michael Newton says lessons learned from the Halabja attack could help the persecuted Kurds being attacked in Syria today.

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