Akila Radhakrishnan

President, Global Justice Center

Region(s): Global
Country of focus: Iraq, Myanmar
Based in New York City

Akila Radhakrishnan (@akilaGJC) is the President of the Global Justice Center (GJC). She directs GJC’s strategies and efforts to establish legal precedents protecting human rights and ensuring gender equality. In 2010, she helped to conceptualize GJC’s August 12th Campaign for the right of women and girls raped in war to access to abortion services, and has since led legal and advocacy efforts on this issue. Akila also leads GJC’s Gender and Genocide project. She works to ensure justice and accountability for the Yazidi genocide and is a key member of GJC’s Burma project team.

Akila has authored numerous shadow reports, legal briefs and advocacy documents and provided legal expertise to domestic and international stakeholders and policymakers, including the International Criminal Court, the United Nations, the European Union and state governments.

Prior to the Global Justice Center, she worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, DPK Consulting and Drinker, Biddle & Reath, LLP. Akila received her J.D. with a concentration in international law from the University of California, Hastings and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from the University of California, Davis.