Last week, Judge Essa Moosa, prominent South African human rights lawyer and chairperson of the Kurdish Human Rights Action Group (KHRAG) in Cape Town, was in London to speak at a seminar about possibilities for peace and reconciliation in Turkey, and his work with the  International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. The IPRI was launched after a call from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu last year for Turkey to reopen talks with the Kurdish leader, Abdullah Ocalan.

While here, Mr Moosa was interviewed by Monocle 24’s news show Midori House about the part he played in dismantling Apartheid in South Africa and his work in support of the Kurdish movement, which includes the newly formed International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. The interview is in two parts and is available to listen to online – just follow the links below.

Midori House
Episode 534, 18 November 2013

Midori House
Episode 535, 19 November 2013

A report from his seminar, given at SOAS in central London, will be available soon. Mr Moosa also spoke in Queens University Belfast last week as part of the Challenging Oppression of Lawyers in Conflict conference, organised by the School of Law. Videos of the conference and a conference report will also be available soon.