The Leatherby Libraries and the Sikhlens Foundation present SSukhman Dhamiukhman Dhami, speaking on human rights and impunity in India, on Saturday, January 31, at 4 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room (Leatherby Libraries, second floor).

Sukhman Dhami is a human rights attorney in New York and cofounder of Ensaaf, a leading human rights organization working to end impunity and achieve justice for gross human rights violations in India, with a special focus on Punjab. He has also coauthored reports on abuses in Punjab and refugee matters with Human Rights Watch and the Public International Law and Policy Group.

Sukhman’s lecture will explore the events of 1984, the ensuing decade of disappearances and extrajudicial executions in Punjab, and the current situation of impunity for human rights violations in India–using a legal and comparative framework to present these issues. Some of Sukhman’s questions include:

  • What is the scale and scope of human rights violations in India?
  • What are the implications of ignoring such violations?
  • What should be the response of the international community?

The lecture will be followed by a reception and a very special collaborative announcement. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, please contact Essraa Nawar at (714) 532-7748 or