International Development

Sangeetha is an experienced and versatile consultant specialising in justice sector development, the rule of law and access to justice.  She has spent many years living and working ‘on the ground’ advising governments of fragile states and parties in conflict zones, which is helped by her speaking several languages.

international-development

International Development

Sangeetha is an experienced and versatile consultant specialising in justice sector development, the rule of law and access to justice.  She has spent many years living and working ‘on the ground’ advising governments of fragile states and parties in conflict zones, which is helped by her speaking several languages.

She has provided technical input to both security and justice projects and investment climate reform projects in several country contexts and is familiar with working in tripartite legal systems.  To give a flavour of some of this work, Sangeetha conducted a mapping study of access to justice in Somaliland and used this as the basis to design a pilot community-based solution to accessing the formal criminal justice system.

 

In Sierra Leone Sangeetha has been involved in the design and implementation of a pilot national legal aid scheme and has advised on post-Ebola commercial law and justice priorities.  She has worked with the European Commission on a project to improve the access to fundamental rights for undocumented children and families across Europe.

 

More recently, Sangeetha has assisted the World Bank’s US$120million Judicial Performance Improvement Project (JPIP) in Kenya on its mid-term review and supported the launch of a court-annexed mediation in the High Court in Nairobi, the first of its kind.

 

All of Sangeetha’s international development work is focused on improving access to legal rights for the most vulnerable of communities.  She is available for field-based and desk-based short-term consultancies.