Priyanka Chirimar

Ms. Chirimar is a human rights attorney from India with 14 years of experience in domestic and international courts on a wide range of legal matters. She started her career with Human Rights Law Network, where she undertook litigation, advocacy, and legal empowerment work in the courts of Delhi. She specialized in rights of persons with disabilities and represented victim/survivors of child sexual abuse during trial. Following the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, Ms. Chirimar moved to Srinagar to provide legal aid in disaster struck villages along the border, bringing nearly 800 claims to the High Court in a public interest case for comprehensive rehabilitation. In 2007, she started as an intern and then became a Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. After that she worked as a Legal Officer at the Khmer Rouge Court in Cambodia. In 2017, she was the Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence at the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising and the International Human Rights Program at the Harvard Law School. Currently, Ms. Chirimar launched a 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. She holds a Bachelor of Social & Legal Sciences and a Bachelor of Laws from Symbiosis Law College, University of Pune and an LL.M in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.