DOCUMENTS AND COMMENTS ON IRAQ'S SOVEREIGNTY
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Mosul Vilayet


This map was composed on the basis of those attached to the Report of the League of Nations Commission of Inquiry on the Mosul Vilayetof 16 July 1925 (15 MB); it is reproduced from: P.E.J.Bomli, "L'Affaire de Mossoul", H.J. Paris, Amsterdam 1929.  According to the Report by HM's Government to the League Council on the Administration of Iraq for the year 1929 (p.71), the 1920 census revealed:

Iraq's demography in 1920
vilayets  surface kmSunnites    Shiites    Jews   Christians   total
Baghdad     141227      524414      750421    62565     20771    1360304
Basra       138741       42558      721414    10088      2551     785600
Mosul        91009      579713       22180    14835     55470     703378
total       370977     1146685     1494015    87488     78792    2849282
 
 

League of Nations and United Nations documents
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Request of the Kingdom of Iraq for Admission to the League of Nations (A.17.1932.VII)
-      Memorandum from the Iraqi Government, 12 July 1932
-     Declaration of the Kingdom of Iraq, made at Baghdad on May 30th 1932,
     on the occasion of the termination of the mandatory regime in Iraq
     and containing the guarantees given to the Council by the Iraqi Government

Studies on the Legal Validity of the Undertakings Concerning Minorities
      United Nations Secretariat, E/CN.4/367, 7 April 1950, E/CN.4/367/Add.1, 27 March 1951

League of Nations documents question Iraq's claims and ownership of petroleum resources in Kurdish area
     United Nations, Department of Humanitarian Affairs (internal memorandum), April 1992
 
 

Related NGO contributions to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
or its Sub-Commissionand published in accordance with
UN Economic and Social Council Resolution 1296 (XLIV)
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-      Protection of Minorities, E/CN.4/Sub.2/1992/NGO/27, 3 September 1992
-      Proposed Conflict Resolution Pathways for Iraq, E/CN.4/1994/NGO/48, 4 March 1994
-      Human Rights Situation in Iraq and in the Mosul Vilayet, E/CN.4/1995/NGO/52, 22 March 1995
-      Hostage Takings, E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/NGO/27, 3 August 1995
-      Minorities then, now and hence, ICESC statements to Working Group on Minorities,  31 August 1995
 
 

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS ON MOSUL VILAYET INSTITUTIONS
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Declaration of Self-Determination,  Ankara - 15 May 1992  (First Declaration)First Signatories
Vivant Sequentes,  Ankara/Geneva - 30 May 1992, 30 May 1997  (Second Declaration)
Declaration of Separation from Iraq,  Arbil - 20 Oktober 1992  (Third Declaration)
Mosul Vilayet Declaration,  Arbil - 20 Oktober 1992  (Fourth Declaration)
Unity Declaration,  Arbil - 31 May 1994  (Fifth Declaration)
Statute of the Mosul Vilayet Council (provisional Constitution), draft of 14 September 1994
Solidarity Declaration,  Arbil, Teheran, Geneva, London - 16 October 2001 (Sixth Declaration)
 
 

ALGERIAN, ARAB, ARMENIAN, ASSYRIAN, IRANIAN, KURDISH AND TURKOMAN DELEGATES AT THE UNITED NATIONS Commission on Human Rights,
Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimation and Protection of Minorities

    Editor's Note of Caution

MOSUL VILAYET COUNCIL AT THE UN - 1992, 1994
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Sheik Salar M. Hasan Al-Hafeed, 24 July 1992
JOINT PRESS RELEASE,  2 August 1994
     Senator John J.Nimrod, Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance,
     Dr.Muzaffar Arslan, Chairman Iraqi National Turkman Party, and
     Najim Omar K. Al-Sourchi, Mosul Vilayet Registrar and Keeper of Records
Najim Omar Khedher Al-Sourchi,  5 August 1994  -  MOHAMMAD SALMAN (Iraqi reply),  5 August 1994
Omar Khedher Al-Sourchi,  16 August 1994  -  MOHAMMAD HUSSAIN (Iraqi reply),  16 August 1994
Sheik Salar M. Hasan Al-Hafeed,  19 August 1994  -  MOHAMMAD AL-DOURY (Iraqi reply),  19 August 1994
 
 

ICESC AT THE UN ON MIDDLE EASTERN / AFRICAN ISSUES - 1995/1996
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"On the Realization of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of the Yezidi"
     J.B.Daud Baghistani,   10 February 1995
"New Horizons in the Middle East in Religious Matters"
     Bianca Baghistani,   14 February 1995
"Torture in Iraq", tesitmony by J.B. Daud Baghistani,   16 February 1995
ICESC letter to UN Secretary General,   26 April 1995
"Aggression and Human Rights - is the UN following the League of Nations?",  ICESC,  17 July 1995
"Towards a United States of Abraham in the Middle East",  David Littman,  4 August 1995
"Systematically Violated Minority Protection Obligations and Guarantees in Iraq"
     testimony by Sheik Adham Othman Barzani,   7 August 1995
"Vivant sequentes: Let them Live, Learn and Prosper",  Hadi Baghistani,  11 August 1995
"Christians as a Religious Minority in Iran"
     Very Reverend Father Nshan Ara Garabed Topouzian,   14 August 1995
"Vers une véritable jouissance des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels,
notamment par la jeunesss Algérienne", témoignage de Said LAHLALI,   16 août 1995
ICESC letter to UN Secretary General, 14 February 1996
 
 

ASSYRIANS AT THE UN - 1996
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"A Pathway to Human Rights for Northern Iraq",  Senator John Nimrod,   8 August 1996
"'Oil-for-Food' vs. Assyrian Property Rights in Iraq",  Assyrian Universal Alliance,   8 August 1996

    (see also below: ASSYRIANS AWAKE - OR ARE THEY?)
 
 

STONE-WALLING AT THE UN - 1997
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MVC letter to Vice-President Gore,   2 April 1997
"Threats to Asylum and to UN Human Rights Facilities - On the need to respect and enforce due process and other human rights at the UN", (ICESC draft statement),   14 April 1997
MVC Representative complains to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,   3 June, 1997
 
 

background index 1990 - 2002   FOR THE RECORD  (a33a - a33g, a33h)

Some Communications on the Genesis of the Mosul Vilayet Project
(caution: only for historians and other ivory tower adepts)

Editor's Introduction

IRAQ / KUWAIT CONFLICT, Good Offices, 1990/1991
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18/8/90    Anton Keller (K) - Perez de Cuellar
         do    K - George Bush
         do    K - Saddam Hussein
28/8/90    K - Salem Al-Sabah
Windows for Helping Kuwait's Cause at IPU Punta del Este Meeting, CORUM paper, 1 October 1990
2/10/90    K - Michael Marshall
10/10/90  Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Askari - IPU Secretary General (drafts A & B)
21/12/90  K - Iraqi Mission on Safeguarding Archeological Treasures
Parliamentarians Associated with an Effort to Resolve the Gulf Conflict Peacefully, CORUM paper reflecting the constitution of the Good Offices Group of European Lawmakers (GOGEL),  8 February 1991
 
 

PROJECT BACKDOOR
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Editor's Introduction to Some Loose Ends of the Gulf Conflict

May 1991    Meet Sardar Rostam Pishdare;   Editor's Note
 12/11/91    Sardar Pishdare - Sadruddin Aga Khan: an Offer to Pump Kurdish Oil as an Alternative to the UN's Stalled Plans for Financing its Humanitarian Aid in Iraq (SCR 706)
 19/11/91    Henrik Olesen - Sardar Pishdare: UN OK for Demonstrating the Technical Feasibility to Make Kurdish-Controlled Oil Wells Produce
 18/12/91    Sardar Pishdare's Letter to the Friends of the Kurds
 31/12/91    Declaration of Principles (draft)
Project "Backdoor" - Non-Military Enforcement of Humanitarian UN Resolutions in Iraq, GOGEL note, 20 January 1992
 
 

MOSUL VILAYET DOCUMENTS RE-DISCOVERED -16 January 1992
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Editor's summary

Who Owns the Oil in the Mosul Vilayet?, CORUM paper, 27 February 1992
Security Council Resolution 688: A Mandate for "Exceptional Responses", CORUM paper, 2 Feb./6 April 1992
Indicators for a Revised Kurd Policy, GOGEL note, 28 February 1992
Question du feu (pétrol): res in usu omnium en Droit Musulman et Arab, Sami Aldeeb, 1996
 
 

GENESIS OF AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
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  8/2/92    To the Friend the President Still Listens to
24/2/92    GOGEL - George Bush: Do You Really Want the UN to Hand Saddam Hussein Title to the World's Strategic Petroleum Reserve?
28/2/92    GOGEL - Foreign Ministers on Iraq/Kuwait and Iraq's Northern Border
19/3/92    GOGEL - MPs: Is YOUR Government Also Helping Saddam Hussein?
17/4/92    Sardar Pishdare - George Bush on Impending Kurdish Elections
17/4/92    Sardar Pishdare - Helmut Kohl über anstehende kurdische Wahlen
20/4/92    Sardar Pishdare - François Mitterrand sur les élections kurdes
22/4/92    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on UN Oil-for-Food Plans
  6/5/92    GOGEL - Lord Ennals on Impending Kurdish Elections
14/7/92    Mosul Vilayet Council (MVC) - Danièlle Mitterrand, Bernard Kouchner
  8/9/92    K - Brent Scowcroft on Indications of New Initiatives on Iraq
14/9/92    GOGEL - Lord Ennals on Unhelpful British Policies
14/9/92    GOGEL - Boutros Boutros-Ghali on Underutilized UN Resolutions
17/9/92    MVC - John Nimrod on Assyrian Participation in MVC Institutions
 
 

EMERCENCY RELIEF EFFORTS - 1992/1993
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  4/12/92    Mosul Vilayet Red Cross (MVRC) - George Bush on Emergency Winter Help
22/12/92    MVRC - Amanda Harding on Cooperation for Effective Relief Operations
25/12/92    MVCR - ICRC Tel Aviv: Relief Offer for 400 Deported Palestinians (Hamas)
29/12/92    ICRC - K Protesting Disturbing "Illegal" Red Cross Efforts, Threatening Penal Measures
    3/1/93  K - P.Couchepin, F.Steinegger, H.Weder on Sabotaged Humanitarian Efforts
    6/1/93  GOGEL - Robert Young, Christ Sanderson on Relief Flight Preparations
  10/1/93    MVC - Shimon Peres, Confirming Relief Offer for 413 Deported Palestinians
  11/1/93    GOGEL - J.S.Wall on Policy Options at UN on Iraq
  20/1/93    Antwort des Bundesrates auf Anfrage Weder zu "Winterhilfe für Mosul Vilayet"
  11/3/93    GOGEL - Emma Nicholson
 
 

AMBIGUOUS RESTRAINT
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MVC - Mission de la France auprès des Nations Unies, Note Verbale, 10 août 1994
7/11/94    K - Sardar Pishdare: Letter to a Kurdish Political Comrade-in-Arms
  5/4/95    CORUM - Vladimir Petrovsky on Need for Continued UN Facilities
17/4/95    CORUM - Jacques Chirac: Vers un Waterloo III au Moyen Orient?
16/8/95    ICESC (représenté par le Dr.Said Lahlali, Député élu du FIS) - ONU, Sous-commission de la Commission des droits de l'homme, "Vers une véritable jouissance des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels, notamment par la jeunesse Algérienne" (témoignage)
 
 


ASSYRIANS AWAKE - OR ARE THEY?
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1935    Yusuf Malek - THE BRITISH BETRAYAL OF THE ASSYRIANS *
 12/11/95, 11/15/95, 1/6/96 FAQs on Assyrian Involvement in MVC matters
  14/2/96    ICESC - Boutros Boutros-Ghali: Warnings on UN Oil-for-Food Plans *
  31/3/96    K - Assyrian Congress on Fast Closing Windows of Opportunity
  18/6/96    Anton - Boutros on Growing Avoidable UN Headaches
  8/10/96    ICESC - Nick Scasc: Food for Thought for the US Vice-President
28/10/96    John Nimrod - Al Gore on Alternative Approaches for Northern Iraq
30/10/96    FAQs, Assyrian Press Release on Need to Revise US's Failed Iraq Policy
  7/12/96    MVC - Boutros Boutros-Ghali: Protest Against Harmful UN Oil-for-Food Plan
10/12/96    GOGEL - UN Security Council on Problematic SCR 986
16/12/96    John Nimrod - Al Gore on UN's Looting of Assyrian Properties
 27/4/03    Amsterdam Declaration *
 27/4/07    Joint Resolution of U.S. Congress (draft) *
 
 

WHO WILL MOVE FIRST: THE U.S. SENATE,  George W.BUSH,
Abdullah GÜL, KING ABDULLAH, Mahmoud ABBAS or Ehud OLMERT?

24/12/96    MVC - Jesse Helms on "Let my People go!"
16/12/98    Declaration by the Grand Imam of Al Azhar on SLM Center
  13/1/99    *S*L*M* - Outline of a Linguistic, Cultural and Religious Common Denominator
28/11/99    MVC - Kofi Annan: suggested pathways for SCR 986 *
  24/1/00    PROJECT PLATO
  31/1/01    WHERE'S THE BEEF?
16/10/01    Solidarity Declaration
  3/12/01    Palestinians' Transitional Homeland at the Old Empire's Northern Perimeter?
18/11/03    MVC - Paul Bremer: Iraqi Olympic athletes; interim constitution; etc. *
18/11/04  Reversing Iraq’s metastasis by way of the Mosul Vilayet
21/11/04    WE, THE IRAQI PEOPLE - RECONCILIATION RESOLUTION
13/7/07    Rebirth of the Mosul Vilayet?
 
 

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