SIKHS FOR JUSTICE (SFJ), a New York based human rights organisation, engaged Global Diligence to advise on the international legal right of peoples to self-determination.
SFJ plans to hold a non-binding referendum, in November 2020, asking the worldwide Sikh community to vote for or against secession from India and the creation of a Sikh homeland as an independent state (Kalistan). To kick-off the process, SFJ organised a gathering of Sikhs at Trafalgar Square, London, called the LONDON DECLARATION. A demarche by India requesting the UK to block the gathering was rejected following GD’s intervention.
Attended by 5,000-10,000 Sikhs, international lawyers Richard J Rogers (GD Partner), Andrew Ianuzzi (GD Counsel), and Jamie Burton (Doughty Street Chambers) outlined the international law on a range of issues.
See Rogers’ speech here:
See highlights here:
See full event here:
Rogers at 48.20
Ianuzzi at 1.46.30
Burton at 1.52