About

Sangeetha is a practising human rights barrister, international development consultant, writer and activist. She is passionate about improving access to rights for the most vulnerable members of our global community.

Sangeetha specialises in asylum, immigration and international human rights law. In her domestic practice she has particular experience of working with vulnerable clients and dealing with urgent applications, be that representing unaccompanied children, victims of torture or those suffering from complex mental health problems. Sangeetha also has an extensive international practice providing legal advice to international associates of Al Jazeera, the British Red Cross, members of the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network and The Circle NGO.

She has spent several years ‘on the ground’ dedicated to advising governments of fragile states and parties transitioning from conflict. This has involved advising Governments on improving access to justice for vulnerable communities, proposing structural improvements to formal criminal justice systems, advising on capital punishment cases, and implementing community-based justice solutions.

About

Sangeetha is a practising human rights barrister, international development consultant, writer and activist. She is passionate about improving the rights of the most vulnerable members of our global community.

Sangeetha specialises in asylum, immigration and international human rights law. In her domestic practice she has particular experience of working with vulnerable clients and dealing with urgent applications, be that representing unaccompanied children, victims of torture or those suffering from complex mental health problems. Sangeetha also has an extensive international practice providing legal advice to international associates of Al Jazeera, the British Red Cross, members of the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network and The Circle NGO.

She has spent several years ‘on the ground’ dedicated to advising governments of fragile states and parties transitioning from conflict. This has involved advising Governments on improving access to justice for vulnerable communities, proposing structural improvements to formal criminal justice systems, advising on capital punishment cases, and implementing community-based justice solutions regionally.

Sangeetha spent two years in Brussels leading a European Commission project to improve access to fundamental rights for undocumented children and families across Europe. In this role Sangeetha published a book which was instrumental in broadening the discourse on irregular migration within the European institutions and member states.

Sangeetha now spends much of her spare time providing pro bono advice to migrants on the ‘first shores’ of Europe. She is a volunteer lawyer for Refugee Legal Service in Athens and works closely with the board of Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid in Lesvos.

Sangeetha has published policy papers and reports on a broad range of human rights, rule of law and migration issues. She is accustomed to speaking on rule of law and immigration matters, and has conducted several trainings and lectures on a variety of rule of law and human rights issues. She also appears on the radio and in the mainstream press discussing rule of law and migration issues.

She is currently writing about practical ways in which European governments and their citizens can more humanely and efficiently manage the in-flow of persecuted people into Europe. She believes that we need to validate the many reasons behind increased global mobility and in doing so, ensure that this movement benefits all parties.

Sangeetha has an MA from Oxford University, is a Diplock Scholar of Middle Temple and currently lives in London – though is known for hopping on planes at short notice.