#InternationalWebinar “Universal Human Rights’ obligations and the persecution of Christians in South Asia

#InternationalWebinar “Universal Human Rights’ obligations and the persecution of Christians in South Asia

#InternationalWebinar “Universal Human Rights’ obligations and the persecution of Christians in South Asia
Date: Friday, 22 January, 2021
Time: 11 AM Italy
3:00 PM Pakistan
3:30 PM India.
Keynote Speaker:
Dr. John Dayal
“Dr. John Dayal, is one of India’s foremost voices on Peace, Civil Liberties, and Religious Freedom. Researcher, writer and occasional documentary filmmaker, he has a long record of investigating and producing substantive and influential documentation on targeted violence against religious minorities, Dalits and Tribals. He is also a strong voice against Capital punishment and Nuclear weapons. He is or has been a member of several governmental and academic bodies, including the National Integration Council chaired by the Prime Minister of India. He was co-founder and Secretary General of the All India Christian Council, two-term National President of the 100 year old All India Catholic Union, and Spokesman of the United Christian Forum. His books include For Reasons of State – Delhi under the Emergency [Penguin] [published, republished with Ajoy Bose], Gujarat – Untold and Retold Stories, A Matter of Equity – Interrogating Secularism in India, Reconciliation: Karwan-e-Mohabbat’s Journey of Solidarity Through A Wounded India [Westland Books -Amazon.in], and Educating India [Media House].
Speakers:
1. Marina Zucca
“Marina Zucca is an expert in international humanitarian law and a human rights defender who has worked in conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa. She lectures at the prestigious University of Padua in Italy and is a frequent panelist at the sidelines of UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. She has also worked for the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
2. Cynthia Stephen
Independent Media Professional Gender & Development Policy Researcher & Analyst Bangalore, India
3. Rev. Fr. Saleh Diego
Vicar General/Parish Priest St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saddar Karachi
4. Fr. Ryan Joseph
Priest of The Archdiocese of Karachi Rector of St. Pius X Minor Seminary
5. Dr. Syed Khuram
Covener
South Asia Research Institute for Minorities
Host:
Syeda Kissa
Program Office / Research Associate
South Asia Research Institute for Minorities
Co-Host:
Mehwish Naseem
Research Associate
South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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