"As societies build walls of separation between communities,
ICAAD works to remove each brick to illuminate our common humanity"

Tejinder Singh, JD

 

Tejinder Singh has represented parties and amici before the Supreme Court and lower courts. His matters have involved civil rights laws, financial regulation, privacy rights, environmental protection, and gaming statutes. Prior to joining Goldstein & Russell, P.C., Tejinder was an associate in the Supreme Court and appellate litigation practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington D.C.  Before that, he was an associate in the London office of Allen & Overy, where he assisted clients with cross-border debt and equity transactions. Tejinder clerked for Judge Diana Motz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Written Works

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S.C.A., 4th Circuit
  • U.S.D.C., Maryland

Clerkships

  • U.S.C.A., 4th Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2008
  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2004

#RaiseYourShield

On May 17, 2019, ICAAD Advisor Erin Thomas’ publication: Compacts of Free Association in FSM, RMI, and Palau: Implications for the 2023-2024 Renewal Negotiations (hrbrief.org/2019/03/compacts-of-free-association-in-fsm-rmi-and-palau-implications-for-the-2023-2...) was cited by the President of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., in an op-ed published in The Hill (thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/444291-pacific-defense-pact-renewal-vital-to-the-u...). In her piece, Erin points to critical issues stakeholders have raised regarding human trafficking, adoption policies, and COFA migrant rights among other important human rights issues.

Some of the above-mentioned policy gaps span several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly 10 (reduced inequalities) and 17 (partnership for the goals). Holistically, the existing COFA agreements represent the type of inequity that SDG 10 seeks to address. SDG 17 promotes inclusive and participatory decision-making at the international, national, and local levels. Developing transparency on both sides will allow for a more equitable process and outcome for the renewal negotiations.

The issues within the existing agreements also involve SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) and limited access to justice regarding redress for nuclear testing and environmental destruction. This impacts targets and indicators including SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being). Finally, SDG 10 and 8’s targets for responsible migration policies are important considering the limited provisions for COFA migrants in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
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