Human rights lawyer Colin Gonsalves has been taking on powerful forces for more than thirty years. Now his tireless fight for India’s most vulnerable people has been recognized with a Right Livelihood Award.
Indian human rights lawyer Colin Gonsalves has been awarded the 2017 Right Livelihood Award "for his tireless and innovative use of public interest litigation." DW looks at his struggle to uphold human rights in India.
The lawyers argue the move by PM Narendra Modi's government not only undermines India's long-established tradition of granting refuge to the needy but also flouts the administration's own guidelines on refugees.
This year's Right Livelihood Awards recipients have fought for greater inclusion for those with disabilities, defended human and health rights, as well as sought to expose governmental corruption.
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