Mr Sanjoy Hazarika

Mr Sanjoy Hazarika is a human rights activist recognised internationally for designing and developing innovative strategies for inclusive health and governance. He is also a scholar, author, journalist and film maker, and currently the Director of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). Prior to this, he was honorary research professor at the Centre for Policy Research. Mr Hazarika held the Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, where he also directed the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research of which he is a founder. He has been a member of various academic organisations and official committees, including the Justice Jeevan Reddy Committee to Review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), the Society of Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, Shimla, and the North East India Studies Programme at Jawaharlal Nehru University