Final Declaration of the Seventh Congress of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association
First Congress of Kurdistan Human Rights Association in 2005, the Second Congress in 2007, the third congress in 2008. Fourth Congress in 2009, the Fifth Congress in 2012 and the sixth congress was held in 2013.
On 17 June 2015 the Kurdistan Human Rights Association held its Seventh Congress.
Masume Amin, former Chairman of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, reported those activities that the organization has had between Sixth and Seventh Congress. She gave the organization’s vision for the participants to assess the current situation of human rights in Kurdistan and particularly the issue of political prisoners.
In congress was decided that the organization should in future work on human rights worldwide in visibility in those countries that Kurdistan is divided into. Where the organization is in providing information to the people of Kurdistan human rights and denounces all forms of violations of human rights in both countries where the government commit in the future. It highlighted that the UN Declaration on Human Rights will be the basis for the organizations’ work but also take account of the individual and society as a whole.
Kurdistan Human Rights Association should have the ability to accept different ideas and groups within the context of their previous activities in collaboration with various institutions to continue.
Human rights activists in prison in various parts of Kurdistan in particular at the eastern Kurdistan were acclaimed by congressmen for their work.
The Congress approved amendment of the logo background from orange to white and the logo organization name should stand in Kurdish and English.
It was decided that a committee on environmental issues in environmental protection and awareness should strata’s within the organization.
Co-chair task to be performed.
Selected members of the management team are as follows:
Masume Amin and Saied Sanandaji was appointed as Chairman of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association.
In addition to the leaders of the KMMK, the following persons are writers and who write in KMMKs website; Hamid Eberahimzadeh, Kader Shiri and Diler Rûzgerd, Karim(Fovad) Taheri, Ronak Mahabadi, Sara Kurdistani, Hooshang Amini, Leili Rashidi, Taha Skaker, Ismail Sanyar While KMMK, some human rights activists and journalists who are members of their names not be published for security reasons.
Kurdistan Human Rights Organization Charter
Article 1: Name and address of the organization
Name: Kurdistan Human Rights Association
Place of activity: all countries where Kurds live in.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and branch of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association in south Kurdistan.
Objectives and Activities:
Kurdistan Human Rights Association promotes human rights worldwide, in particular in those countries that Kurdistan is divided into, where the organization is to provide information to the people of Kurdistan human rights and denounce all forms of violations of human rights in these countries in the future. It was highlighted that the UN Declaration on Human Rights will be the basis for the organization’s work but also take account of the individual and society as a whole.
Article 2: Case Organization
1 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association is the civil society in order to protect human rights all countries where Kurds live in and other parts of Kurdistan and the Kurdish inhabited.
2 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association is independent and has no connection with the party and government.
3 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association to achieve its goals will be in contact with civic centers, human rights, Kurdish people, organizations and public agencies in the world.
4 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association will report broke against humanity, especially in Kurdistan with the help of the mass media (leaflets, radio, television, etc.). Reflect.
5 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association will have a statement on the various violated humanity will protest and will have public meetings and seminars.
6 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association will have the stand point of equal rights for men and women and will work in the community and on this basis is to expose injustice.
7 – Kurdistan Human Rights Association will work for different people groups and supporters of ideologies met with respect to each other and trying to hold a democratic dialogue.
Article 3: Organization Chart
A – Board of Directors:
1 – The Board of Directors consists of two mouthpieces”members” (one woman and one man) who jointly perform tasks leadership.
2 – During the meeting of the Board or by Congress shall be appointed, in an emergency (death, poor performance, and resignation) in an emergency meeting, the Board elected or dismiss a board member.
3 – Board meeting may be held in the troubled situation without the mouthpiece is in the meeting.
4 – None of the two mouthpieces individually decide not to apply the rules.
5 – Responsibilities of the Board are appointed for two year (equal to the net holds both Congress).
B – Board of Directors:
1 – Monthly meeting of all the directors, and the year of assessment will consist of four special sessions (one session per season).
2 – Provision of voice, officers, inspector in charge of committees, representatives, with the majority of the board is made.
3 – All programs are on the composition of the Board’s responsibility.
4 – Determine the amount of dues
5 – Supervision of financial
6 – To take the necessary decisions in emergencies
7 – After the closure stresses and risks
8 – All decisions of the Board shall be the applicable law.
9 – Three consecutive absences of board meetings, research, and eventually led to the dismissal of a member is absent.
C – Committees (formed committees needed to go further work is possible).
1 – Economy responsible officer or officers elected by the Board or the Committee may be removed.
2 – Membership and help from individuals and business owners are currently the only source of income. But have no other source of income, and all income that will be delivered to the Finance Committee.
3 – Purchase of goods, with the approval of the Board, the Finance Committee responsible.
4 – The Committee on Finance is in addition to be able to maintain all financial records of the organization required to submit annual reports to the Board.
5 – Can be organized to promote the affairs of state funding, organizations and … To use.
Duty to inform the Committee about news about Kurdistan and violations of individual and institutional units that are committed.
1 – The function of this committee to connect with people who have a leading role in policies, institutions and human rights organizations and society are also efforts for equality and mutual understanding.
D – Representative offices elsewhere
1 – The Board is able to issue a license to open a representative office in different cities and countries.
2 – Opening of representation must be the wish of the members and shall be applied for in writing. After approval by the Board representation can be opened.
3 – Agents must have at least three directors and, if approved, may be independent within the framework of the Constitution, began taking active member.
4 – Representative of representation must attend the congress.
Article Four: recruitment
1 – All persons who believe in the UN Declaration of Human Rights and have read and accepted the organization’s constitution with the approval of the board members can join.
2 – Monthly dues after having an income to pay the minimum (120 SEK Sweden).
3 – To terminate the membership: the dismissal of a member shall be decided by the Board of Directors and leadership, lack of respect for the Constitution or acts contrary to the values of society and harmful to it may be cause for termination of a member’s membership .
4 – Active member – it’s a member who’s lost an active committee or at least an active participation in the affairs of the organization.
5 – Not active member – it’s a member who only pay membership fee and do not participate in activities.
Artikel Five: Dissolution OF Organisation
The decision to dissolve the board or court order lawfully made
Hope for a future where individual and collective rights of all people are respected.
Kurdistan Human Rights Association Congress