Priyanka Chirimar

Priyanka Chirimar

OPIA/HRP Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence

Priyanka Chirimar, OPIA/HRP Wasserstein Fellow-in-Residence, is a human rights attorney from India with 14 years of experience in domestic and international courts on a wide range of legal matters. Since 2014, she is a Legal Officer with the International Co-Investigating Judges Office at the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She previously assisted the Trial Chambers at the UN ICTY in cases against Bosnian Serb and Croatian leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. She also worked for a defence team in ICTY and the RUF Chamber in SCSL.

Ms. Chirimar started her career with pro bono public interest litigation in Delhi and Kashmir, and specialized in rights of persons with disabilities and representing victim/survivors of child sexual abuse. She holds an LL.B from Symbiosis Law College, University of Pune (2003) and an LL.M in Public International Law from London School of Economics (2007), which she attended with the PJD Wiles Scholarship. She is admitted to practice law in India and was called to the Bar in the High Court of Delhi in 2003.