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'War in the Balkans' symposium, 29 May 1999, Wellington
The symposium was very well attended, with the lecture theatre packed out. A resolution
was passed at the close of the symposium asking for the NZ government to call for
an immediate end to the NATO bombing, as the first step towards peace in the region.
Copies of the speeches will be available here just as soon as we have them - we have
some already, others are being transcribed from audio tapes (and then need to be
checked by the speaker) so may be slightly delayed. To see the text of the speeches,
click on the speaker's name.
Speakers in order of appearance :
Edwina Hughes, Peace Movement Aotearoa - 'Bombing is Not a Solution'.
Michael Gilchrist, Trade Union Federation - 'Economic aspects of the war and its impact
Gillian Southey, Christian World Service - 'The Humanitarian Crisis; ways forward'.
Dr Rouben Azizian, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Studies, Auckland University
- 'NATO Airstrikes: Limited War with Far-Reaching Consequences'.
Dr Joel Hayward, Programme Co-ordinator, Defence and Strategic Studies, School of
History, Philosophy and Politics, Massey University -'What's Going On? A Military
Analyst's Preliminary Thoughts on the Kosovo Crisis'.
Dr Andrew Ladley, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
- International Law and the use of force in Kosovo'.
Speakers representing the political parties :
Wayne Mapp, for National
Graham Kelly, for Labour
Matt Robson, for Alliance
Paul Bruce, for Green Party
For further details, please see: Des Brough, Peace Council, War in the Balkans' symposium summary
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