International Administrative Law; International Protection of Human Rights and Promotion of Rule of Law; IHL and ICL; Gender & the Law; ADR; and Disability Rights.
Priyanka Chirimar is a human rights attorney from India with 14 years in domestic and international courts on a wide range of legal matters. She started her career with Human Rights Law Network, a pro bono law firm, where she undertook litigation, advocacy, and legal empowerment work in India.
She specialised in rights of persons with disabilities and represented victim/survivors of child sexual abuse. Following the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, Priyanka moved to Srinagar on a self-initiated project to provide legal aid in disaster struck villages along the border, bringing nearly 800 claims to the High Court in public interest for comprehensive rehabilitation.
In 2007, she started as an intern with the UN ICTY and after ten years with the UN, resigned her position as Legal Officer and Investigator at the UNAKRT in Cambodia. She was the 2017-18 Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence at the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising and the International Human Rights Program at the Harvard Law School. During her time with the UN courts and tribunals, Priyanka was elected to the Staff Unions where she assisted staff members with administrative legal matters on a wide range of Staff Rules and Regulations. This expertise has culminated in her brand new initiative 'Action Against Prohibited Conduct', a global online legal resource on sexual harassment, retaliation and other forms of discrimination for people working in international organisations.
Priyanka holds a Bachelor of Social & Legal Sciences and LL.B from Symbiosis Law College, University of Pune and an LL.M in Public International Law from LSE, which she attended as a PJD Wiles Scholar.
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