Connor Hayes speaks with Hassan Hamdam, vice-president of the Baloch Human Rights Council, about the history of Balochistan and its division between multiple nation-states, the work of the Baloch Human Rights Council and Sindhi Baloch Forum, his recently-published book entitled The Right to Self-Determination Under International Law and Politics: The Case of the Baloch People, the possibilities for self-determination in Balochistan, and the case for humanitarian intervention in Balochistan.
Hassan Hamdam is a Baloch poet and literary figure, and a long-time activist with the Baloch national struggle. In 2000, he fled Balochistan and received asylum in the UK. He received his master’s degree in human rights and social justice (with a focus on international legal norms) from London Metropolitan University. Presently, he serves as the vice-president of the Baloch Human Rights Council. He is the author of The Right to Self-Determination Under International Law and Politics: The Case of the Baloch People, published in 2020 by Trafford Publishing.
Connor Hayes is an activist, researcher, and a student of philosophy. He was a member of the 2019 International Peace Delegation to Imrali.
For more information, see the following resources:
The Right to Self-Determination Under International Law and Politics: The Case of the Baloch People: https://www.trafford.com/BookStore/BookDetails/820935-the-right-to-self-determination-under-international-law-and-politics-the-case-of-the-baloch-people
Baloch Human Rights Council: https://balochhumanrightscouncil.com/
Sindhi Baloch Forum: https://www.facebook.com/Sindhi-Baloch-Forum-1983444318607438/
This interview is sponsored by the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign (https://www.peaceinkurdistancampaign.com/) and the Campaign Against Criminalising Communities (http://www.campacc.org.uk/).
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