It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Priya Gopalan as an IntLawGrrls contributor.
Priya is a human rights and international law practitioner specialising in gender issues. She has worked at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in various capacities and as a litigator both nationally and internationally. During her seven years at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), she prosecuted war crimes at the trial and appellate levels. She is part of a team of authors documenting the ICTY’s legacy of investigating and prosecuting sexual violence crimes. The publication (Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY) is scheduled for release in 2016.
Priya holds an LL.M in Public International Law (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests include the rule of law, post-conflict and transitional justice issues, gender equality, and sexual violence in conflict, with a focus on Asia and the Balkans.
Her first post will discuss the report of the OHCHR Investigation on Sri Lanka, to be formally presented at the Human Rights Council today. Heartfelt welcome!