Kishan Manocha

Former Director, Office of Public Affairs, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’i community of the United Kingdom.

A trained psychiatrist of Iranian descent, Dr. Kishan Manocha went on to study law and specialized in criminal law. He served until recently as the Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í community of the UK, in which capacity he coordinated and led high-level advocacy efforts focused on freedom of religion or belief and minority rights in Iran. Dr. Manocha worked with international organizations like the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He participated in collaborative research on the genocide in Rwanda as a Research Associate at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and was a Fellow of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Read more

Kishan Manocha published essays on criminal law, genocide, apostasy and defamation of religions.

Contributions (Lecture Series and Conference)
Zurich, 18 March 2014
“Outside the Law?” The Bahá’i and Political Change in Iran

Oxford, 8 June 2013
Religion, Social Change and Responding to Persecution – the Case of the Bahá’i Community in Iran