Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You're Invited...

3rd Annual
Global Sikh Civil and Human Rights Report

This is an annual publication that highlights the civil and human rights abuses perpetrated against Sikhs and other minority communities worldwide.

The event will take place on Monday March 28, 2011 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm in
the Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd
Floor Conference Room, New York, NY 10017.

The UNITED SIKHS legal team will present the findings from the report at the
press conference. This will be followed by brief comments by advocates from
human and civil rights organization. The press conference will conclude with
a Q&A session.

The Report combines data from primary and secondary sources from 29
countries around the world, and is a unique publication, being primarily
focused on human rights abuses affecting the global Sikh community. The
Report demonstrates how minority communities are increasingly facing the
brunt of evolving governmental and international policies that threaten
their identity. Over the years, it has informed the work of Sikh and
non-Sikh civil and human rights advocates, litigators, and non-profit

Panel Speakers:

· Dan Mach, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)/ Freedom of
Religion and Belief, [DC]

· Pabitra Benjamin, Field Director, Rights Working Group (RWG), [DC]

· Dr. Bobbi Nassar, Vice Chair for the NGO Committee on Human
Rights, [NY]

· Thane Rosenbaum, Fordham Law Professor/ John Whelan Distinguished
Lecturer in Law and Director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society, [NY]

· Department of Justice (DOJ)/ Community Relations Services, [DC]
(invitation extended)

· Hansdeep Singh (Senior Staff Attorney)/ Ilana Ofgang (Legal

***For questions or to RSVP to the event please contact Rucha Kavathe
by calling 1-646-688-3525 or by email at


UNITED SIKHS is a UN-affiliated, international non-profit, humanitarian
relief, human development and advocacy organization. The Global Sikh Civil &
Human Rights Report is an annual publication highlighting the civil and
human rights abuses faced by Sikhs and other communities worldwide

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