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Tag Archives: Brian Currin

5th Anniversary of the Brussels declaration BFG Conference


On the 5th anniversary of the Brussels Declaration the Basque Friendship Group, BFG, held a conference to discuss the current situation of the Basque process and the challenges ahead.

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Brian Currin: There won’t be decommissioning without the commitment of the government


Brian Currin, international mediator and promoter of the International Contact Group. Interview from Diagonal magazine with the South African who heads the International Contact Group.

Brian Currin was one of the protagonists of the closing ceremony of Lokarri. This South African mediator, who has participated in the peace processes in South Africa and Northern Ireland, heads the International Contact Group, an organism founded in 2010 by international mediators to promote the political normalization of the Basque Country. We speak to him about the development of the peace process.

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Conclusions of the Social Forum to promote the peace process – June 2014


Last Thursday 23rd October during a visit of the ICG to the Basque Country, Lokarri and Bakebidean held a press conference to announce the conclusions of the June 2014 session of the Social Forum  to promote the peace process. The Press Conference was chaired by Brian Currin, before a conference to analyze the current situation of the Peace Process.

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Brian Currin: If the governments don’t participate, to whom do they turn over the weapons?


Interview with the South African lawyer Brian Currin published in the newspaper DEIA on March 2nd, 2014. The South African lawyer who heads the International Contact Group has recently been in the Basque Country participating in the Social Forum which took place in Bayonne.

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Brian Currin: The legalization of Sortu is supported by the vast majority of the people in the Basque country who favour an all-inclusive democracy.

original ineterview in alliance magazine

Brian Currin is a veteran of peace processes that bring civil conflicts to an end, having worked in South Africa, Northern Ireland and the Basque country. Needless to say, much of the work is highly politically sensitive, with entrenched hatreds aggravated by acts of violence and retaliation. It’s the sort of terrain where foundations generally fear to tread. The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT), however, has been a staunch supporter of Currin’s efforts.

He talks to Alliance about his involvement with the Basque peace process, about JRCT’s support, and about what its trust in him as an individual has enabled him to do.

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Free Otegi – Free Them All

Website of the International Declaration to free Arnaldo Otegi & to bring Basque political prisoners home:

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