The humanitarian front line and ISIS: A brief look at human rights issues in the Kurdish Region, Iraq

Event date: 
23 Mar 2015
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Staff common room, level 2, UNSW Law
Kurdish human rights
Paul White
Australian lawyer
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Paul White is an Australian lawyer who has worked since August 2006 with various UN agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, OHCHR) through the UN interagency Protection Project (PROCAP).  Paul has recently returned from a deployment with UNHCR in Iraq, where he spent 6 months in Baghdad until he was evacuated and 6 months in Dohuk, in the Kurdish Region of Iraq near the border with Syrian and Turkey.  He led the UNHCR protection team of about 30 national and international protection staff in Dohuk, where a crisis was unfolding.  Over 500,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) arrived in Dohuk from Mosul and Sinjar.  Syrian refugees also continued to arrive in Dohuk and added to the 200,000 already living there.