Srilatha Jayaraman LL.M.
Intern - trainee
- Research strand: In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes
- Main fields of interest: Gender Studies International Criminal Law International Human Rights Law International Humanitarian Law
Srilatha has graduated from the Advanced LL.M. programme in Public International Law from Leiden University, where she specialised in International Criminal Law. Her Master’s thesis, titled ‘An Emerging Corporate Duty to Prevent Genocide and Crimes against Humanity’, explores whether such a duty can be imposed on corporations under international law, and how such an obligation can be operationalised. Prior to her Master’s degree, she completed a B.A. LL.B. degree from Symbiosis Law School, India.
While completing her Master’s degree, she interned as a student researcher in the Kalshoven-Geiskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law clinic at Leiden University, where she worked on a project on business-related human rights violations committed by the extractive industry in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, conducted in collaboration with Global Rights Compliance. She has previously worked as a legal advisor at a non-profit focussing on gender-based violence in India, and her research interests include gender-based discrimination, access to justice, corporate accountability, and related topics within international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and international human rights law.