Founded on 4 April 2014, European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation based in Brussels:
President: Struan Stevenson, Chairman of European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq (2009-2014), Members of the board: Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Vice President of the European Parliament (1999-2014); Stephen Hughes, 1st Vice-President of European Parliament Socialist Group (2009-2014), Giulio Terzi, Former Foreign Minister of Italy; Ryszard Czarnecki,Vice-President of the European Parliament; Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC; Paulo Casaca MEP (1999-2009); Kimmo Sasi, MP (Finland), Honorary members include Tariq al-Hashemi, former Vice President of Iraq , Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria
EIFA campaigns for the following goals:
1. Restoration of freedom, justice, human rights, women’s rights & democracy in Iraq. Any trade, aid, financial assistance and diplomatic relations with Iraq must be based on good governance and respect for the above universal standards.
2. An end to sectarianism and the election of a government of all the people, supervised and under the auspices of the United Nations and international observers.
3. An end to the persecution and repression of minorities. A united, integrated and non-sectarian Iraq involving the active participation of all minorities and followers of various religions.
4. Guaranteed equal rights and social and professional inclusion for all Iraqis and people in Iraq, respecting the rights of all refugees and asylum seekers.
5. An end to corruption.
6. Rebuilding Iraq’s broken infrastructure and a fair distribution of Iraq’s rich resources to ensure benefits for all citizens.
7. Guaranteed access to high quality health care and education for all Iraqis.
8. Abolition of the death penalty, an end to torture and the release of all political prisoners.
9. An end to Iranian interference in Iraq’s internal affairs.
10. An independent judiciary free from political influence or interference, with the restoration of presumption of innocence and right of defence as central tenets of a fair justice system. In particular, the prosecution of terrorism suspects must be open and transparent and under international supervision, while all Iraqi officials indicted for crimes against humanity should be transferred to the international court of justice for trial.