Lawyer Anu Peshawaria invited to conference on EU immigration laws

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New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) Former Tennis Player and noted lawyer Anu Peshawaria has been invited to the European Union debate on the ''The European migration policy in the new world order'' to be held in Venice on June 12 and 13.

Ms Peshawaria, a former Supreme Court lawyer and eminent immigration specialist and social worker, is now settled in US.

Sister of Magsaysay Award winner and noted IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Ms Peshawaria is the only person from the US to be invited for the Venice debate which brings together an impressive number of qualified representatives from the international political, institutional, economic and academic world, to evolve a common immigration policy at EU level.

Others invitees include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, Italian Interior Minister Guliano Amato and former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo Pouce De Leon.

The debate is organised by UniCredit, a permanent forum of European debate, in cooperation with the Municipality of Venice and ''East''. The debate is being held in the backdrop of the movement of people across borders, which is reshaping world politics.

Talking to UNI, Ms Peshawaria, who is on a short visit to India, said the panel will deliberataly discuss on the increasing importance of external dimension of migration and asylum policy due to changed border relationships within and between EU member states.

Besides, it would also distinguish between types of borders and identify key patterns in the post-cold war migration policy of Europe.

Ms Peshawaria is an avid social activist for immigrant and human rights laws. She has helped many Indian women who migrated to US to persue their dream marriage but were deserted and left penniless. She helped them to regain their rights and dignity.

Ms Peshawaria is the recipient of variety of awards for her exemplary legal and atheletic abilities.

Ms Peshawaria, who came to India in January to launch her book ''The Immigrant Dream'' was honoured with the Pravasi Divas Award by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

To meet the demands of the hightech companies in Silicon valley, Ms Peshawaria has launched a legal cell 'SEVA' to assist and simplify the laws for the immigrant community to understand the laws and prevent crime.

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