“The human rights of farmers and the current crisis”
The American Sikh Council (ASC) continues to organize a series of conferences on the newly enacted Farmers Laws in India and its future impact on farmers and the public.
The speaker for the eighth event in the series will be Attorney Colin Gonsalves, who has practiced law at the Supreme Court of India for over twenty years.
Colin Gonsalves is the Founder of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), India’s leading public interest law group. Upon attaining his law degree in 1983, Mr. Gonsalves co-founded the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) and developed it into a national organization bringing together over 200 lawyers and paralegals operating out of 28 offices spread throughout India. Mr. Gonsalves transitioned his practice from the Labor Courts to the Bombay High Court in 1984 and was designated as Senior Advocate, before moving onto the Supreme Court of India in 2000. He has brought numerous precedent-setting cases to the Supreme Court and the High Courts of various states. Amongst these cases was the “Right to Food” case in the Supreme Court of India which ordered subsidized grain to be given to 700 million poor persons. Mr. Gonsalves has written, edited and co-edited a number of articles and books on a range of human rights law issues. He was presented with the “International Human Rights Award” by the American Bar Association in 2005. In 2010, he was conferred a Doctorate of the University, honoris causa, by the University of Middlesex, UK. He was given the “Mother Teresa Memorial Award” for Social Justice “in recognition of remarkable contribution in legal services addressing human rights” in 2010 and an Award of the Centre for Reproductive Rights, New York, 2015 – for Pioneering and Exemplary Leadership in Advancing Women’s Reproductive Rights and Social Justice in India. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award 2017.
Colin Gonsalves will be speaking at the conference on Saturday April 24, 2021, via the Zoom link at 11 AM, EST. See below:
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Apr 24, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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