The Future of Human Rights for Asia’s Minorities

Does international human rights law protect the human rights of religious and ethnic minorities in Asia? The Asian region is home to some of the most urgent human rights crises in the world, including the "re-education" of Uyghurs, the Rohingya refugee crisis, and mass curfew restrictions in Kashmir. In each case, a Muslim minority group is deprived of a number of core human rights. This webinar will assess these three cases and determine possible future routes for greater compliance with international human rights standards.


  • Mohsin Alam Bhat, Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Centre for Public Interest Law, Jindal Global Law School
  • Priya Pillai, International Lawyer and Head of the Asia Justice Coalition Secretariat
  • Nury Turkel, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, Commissioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Chair & Co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project
  • Wai Wai Nu, Founder, Women’s Peace Network
  • Shrimoyee Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Azim Premji University
  • Ben Emmerson CBE QC, Partner, King & Spalding
  • Professor Matthew Erie, University of Oxford (moderator)