INTERVIEWS

An Exclusive Interview with Martin Jones

Senior lecturer in international human rights law at the Center for Applied Human Rights and the York Law School of the University of York in the United Kingdom

Held on, Tuesday, 14 September 2021

By:-Iqra, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Ambika Satkunanathan

Open Society Fellow, Chairperson (NEELAN TIRUCHELVAM TRUST) Human Rights Advocate, Former Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

Held on, Tuesday, 14 September 2021

By:- Afreen John, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Ruki Fernando

Human Rights Defender Executive Committee Member Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka

Held on, Monday, 13 September 2021

By:- Mehwish James, Research Associate,

SARIM Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Nitesh R Pradhan

Journalist Founder, Eastern Himalayan News Service, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Held on Tuesday, 7 September 2021

By:- Syeda Kissa, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Jaimine

Professor, Blogger & Writer Mumbai, India

Held on Monday, 6 September 2021

By:- Heman Das, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Dharmdev Paswan

State Coordinator National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) Bihar, India

Held on Friday, 20 August 2021

By:- Purkho Essir Bheel, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Knox Thames

Senior Visiting Expert at United States Institute of Peace, State Department Special Advisor for Religious Minorities

Held on Thursday, 05th August 2021

By:- Afreen John, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

 

An Exclusive Interview with Fernand de Varennes

UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues

Held on Wednesday, 14 July 2021

By:- Afreen John, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

 

An Exclusive Interview with Bhanwar Meghwanshi

An Award-Winning Writer, Journalist, and Social Activist

Held on Monday, 12th July 2021

By:- Heman Das, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

 

An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gehan Gunatilleke

Human rights lawyer, author, former UN advisor DPhil (Law), MSt (International Human Rights Law), LL.M (Harvard Law School) Visiting Fellow (Harvard Law School) Former advisor to the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry (Specialised in international treaty compliance, and negotiation) Served on legislative drafting committees (Drafted key human rights laws in Sri Lanka) Working primarily on freedom of expression, religious liberty, and countering violent extremism

Held on Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Interviewer:

Syeda Kissa, Research Associate, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with CJ Werleman

Writer, Columnist, Journalist, Global Human Rights Defender &

Analyst on Conflict and Terrorism

Held on Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Interviewer:

Iqra Shehbaz

Social Activist & Columnist Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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Exclusive Interview with Mary Lawlor

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Interviewer:

Afreen John

Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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Exclusive Interview with Pushpam Priya Choudhary

President, Plurals Party Bihar, India

Held on Friday, May 21, 2021

Interviewers:

Iqra Shehbaz

Social Activist & Columnist Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

Afreen John

Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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Exclusive Interview with Mr. Mabrur Ahmed

Founder / Director, Restless Beings, Human Rights Activist,

Senior Researcher on Rohingya Refugees,

Street Children in Bangladesh, Assam NRC,

Punjab Agrarian Crisis, Kyrgyzstan Women’s Rights

Held on Monday, May 10, 2021

Interviewer:

Iqra Shehbaz

Social Activist, Columnist & Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities