World Without Genocide, US-based anti-violence advocating forum, is hosting a talk on former Bhutanese refugees and the current statelessness in Bhutan.
The talk scheduled for 31 March, will explore the complex political and legal issues in Bhutan, focusing on recent reforms in 2008, including the constitution, that excludes segments of the resident population as noncitizens.
The group said, minority groups in Bhutan are facing persecution under new laws that limit citizenship.
Speakers for the event include three Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellows in Human Rights and Law as well as Dr. Ellen Kennedy, the Executive Director of World Without Genocide. The Ferencz Fellows are law students who focus on human rights through research, policy development and assessment, and action at the local, national, and international level. Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director, is an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law. She advocates for the human rights both locally and globally.
The talk will be held on Monday, 31 March between7:00 and 8:30 PM at the William Mitchell College of Law 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.
The event is open to the public and no reservations are necessary. The entry fee is $10 for public, $5 for students and seniors, free to William Mitchell students and $35 for 1.5 Standard CLE credits.