Jaskaran Kaur

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Jaskaran Kaur

2006 Global Fellow
Founder of Ensaaf with Sukhman Dhami

Jaskaran Kaur 2006 Global Fellow

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Achieve justice for mass state crimes committed by the Punjabi government against the Sikh community through the documentation of abuse, litigation, and the organization of survivors in exile.


Jaskaran Kaur, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Ensaaf, has authored several seminal reports on human rights abuses in India, including Protecting the Killers: A Policy of Impunity in Punjab, India, Twenty Years of Impunity: The November 1984 Pogroms of Sikhs in India, and, as a contributing author, Reduced to Ashes: The Insurgency and Human Rights in Punjab. From 2003 to 2005, Jaskaran was the recipient of the Irving R. Kaufman Fellowship from Harvard Law School. In 2001, she went to Punjab on a Harvard Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship to study the role of the judiciary in handling habeas corpus petitions filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by families of the disappeared. Her study was published in the Harvard Human Rights Journal. Jaskaran graduated with distinction from Yale College and Harvard Law School.

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