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Krithika Balu
Independent Lawyer and Researcher , Karnataka
Bengaluru, India
Lawyer and researcher with 7 years of experience working in the human rights space, through litigation, research and advocacy. Specific expertise in human trafficking, reproductive rights and child protection in the context of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Looking for part-time consultancies that are challenging in nature, which will enable my areas of expertise to evolve.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I started my career in litigation with Keystone Partners, Bengaluru. I moved into the human rights space, doing pro-bono litigation and advocacy for Human Rights Law Network, Kolkata where I represented marginalised persons, including Rohingya refugees, persons with disabilities and transgender persons before lower courts and the Calcutta High Court. I have also carried out research, advocacy and pro-bono litigation with the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bengaluru.
Currently, I am working on a couple of research projects in human trafficking, with expertise built through my time at ChangeMantras, Kolkata. I work on these issues with SANJOG, Kolkata and independently - and I also carry out research on reproductive rights, transgender citizenship and health laws with the Centre for Justice Law and Society (CJLS), New Delhi.
I have a degree in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University Chennai, after which I transitioned into the social justice space. I have a Masters degree in Human Rights from University College London and an LL.B. degree from Jindal Law School, Sonepat. I am a licensed, practicing lawyer based in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    5-10 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Tamil
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