Priyadharshini Dias's picture
Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Children in Armed Conflict, Human Rights in Armed Conflict, Implementation, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law

<p>Ms. Dias has worked for the United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross for the past five years, during which she conducted extensive trainings in legislative drafting and reform, human rights, court practice, criminology, and penal reform. As the ICRC Legal adviser for academic circles, she was directly attached to the Universities and mainstreamed international humanitarian law within universities and high schools. More recently, she worked for &nbsp;the UN in Somalia in the areas of Access to Justice Reform.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Her work in South Asia and Somalia has exposed her to both formal and informal dispute resolution mechanisms, and the importance of ensuring access to justice to persons subjected to weak governance and thereby unaware of their legal rights. Ms. Dias has specialized in the areas of Legal Pluralism in post conflict scenarios and the means of providing the Rule of Law systems in such nations and researched on the international frameworks on Child Soldiers and Piracy.&nbsp;</p>

<p>A lawyer with 15 years&rsquo; experience in the legal profession, she has extensive practicing experience in landmark human rights, criminal justice and humanitarian law cases, and has worked with the Bar association and legal aid. She holds an LLM in &lsquo;Criminology and Crime&rsquo; from Kings College London (University of London/UK).</p>