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IMI Globetrotter Fellow Teesta Setalvad Conferred with Honorary Doctorate for Human Rights Work and Crusading Journalism

From Citizens for Justice and Peace:

On Monday, June 22, the University of British Columbia conferred an honorary doctorate on human rights defender and journalist and long-time Independent Media Institute contributor and Globetrotter fellow Teesta Setalvad.

The University of British Columbia said in its statement, “Teesta Setalvad is a civil rights activist, author and award-winning journalist in India who played a prominent role in the campaign for justice for the victims of the 2002 massacre of close to two thousand Muslims in the state of Gujarat. She has worked in the field of human rights and law to expose majoritarianism and religious fanaticism in India and other parts of the world, deepening human rights jurisprudence on victimology and access to justice. She has also been influential on issues concerning rights of women, religious minorities, Indigenous persons, and forest dwelling communities.”

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