June 8, 2023 — In the introductory session of Asia Society India’s four-part series Lands, Borders, and People, international law experts explore global legal frameworks on refugee protection, including the 1951 Convention and its 1967 Protocol in South Asia, amid wider discussions on cross-border refugee and migrant crises, politics, and policy. Participants include Ali Johar, founding member of Rohingya Human Rights Initiative; Jay Ramasubramanyam, assistant professor at York University; and lawyer Ujjaini Chatterji. Priyali Sur, founder and executive director of The Azadi Project, moderated the discussion. (44 min., 42 sec.)
Lands, Borders, and People series aims to delve into a significant contemporary issue that impacts nations and communities globally: migration, displacement, and refugees. In each session, a panel of experts will examine various aspects of this topic, focusing on the legal, social, economic, and cultural dynamics specific to South Asia.