Akila Radhakrishnan

President, Global Justice Center

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

Akila Radhakrishnan (@akilaGJC) is President of the Global Justice Center (@GlobalJusticeC), a New York-based non-profit organization of lawyers and advocates who specialize in international law to advance gender equality and human rights.

She directs the Global Justice Center’s strategies and efforts to establish legal precedents protecting human rights and ensuring gender equality. 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 has 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.

Akila has been published widely on issues of international law, gender equality and human rights.