Akila Radhakrishnan

President, Global Justice Center

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


Current Occupation: President, Global Justice Center
Organization/Institution: Global Justice Center
Language: English


It’s Time to Call Abortion Bans What They Are—Torture and Cruelty The Nation Jun 9, 2023

Argentine court hears allegations of genocide against Myanmar leaders Radio Free Asia June 7, 2023

Differences ‘Getting Narrower’ on Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Just Security May 15, 2023

Ukraine war crimes cases to open as International Criminal Court seeks 1st arrest warrants since Russia’s invasion CBS News Mar 15, 2023

Nigeria’s Alleged Forced Abortion Campaign Demands Action Foreign Policy Feb 9, 2023

Many women in Myanmar doxxed and abused on Telegram by supporters of the military As Equals CNN Feb 2023

Two Years After the Myanmar Coup Just Security Podcast Feb 1, 2023

Timeline: Two years since the Myanmar military coup Al Jazeera Feb 1, 2023

How an Unusual Coalition Outfoxed China and Russia at the U.N. Foreign Policy Dec 23, 2022

United Nations Security Council demands release of Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in historic resolution CNN Dec 22, 2022

Coming Debates to Advance New Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity Will Require Skillful Leadership Just Security Dec 20, 2022

On Crimes Against Humanity … Just Security Sept 22, 2022

A Crisis of Faith Shakes the United Nations in Its Big Week Foreign Policy Sept 19, 2022

Roe Is the Past, Human Rights Are the Future The Nation Jul 26, 2022

Akila Radhakrishnan Presents to International Criminal Court on the Crime of Forced Pregnancy Video Feb 23, 2022

Myanmar: Rohingya Genocide Case Steps Toward Justice Human Rights Watch Feb 14, 2022

The whole world is watching for Biden’s plan to protect abortion rights The Hill Jan 25, 2022

Expanding Justice for Gender-Based Crimes with a Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity Just Security Sept 29, 2021

Beyond the Coup in Myanmar: A Crisis Born from Impunity Just Security May 18, 2021

Myanmar’s Coup Is Devastating for Women Foreign Policy Mar 23, 2021

Rescinding the Global Gag Rule Isn’t Enough Foreign Policy, Jan 4, 2021

Trump’s Chilling Blow to the ICC – Foreign Policy, June 17, 2020

Abortion is a human right. A pandemic doesn’t change that CNN Mar 28, 2020

New York Times: ISIS War Against Yazidi

Time: How Obama Failed Women Raped in War

The Atlantic: Foreign Policy, Akin-Style: How the U.S. Denies Abortions to Women Raped in War

Just Security: Beyond Killing: The Crucial Role of Gender in the Recognition, Prevention and Punishment of Genocide

Women Under Siege: The World is failing genocide victims


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.