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Lecture | International Relations Seminar Series

Tej Thapa, Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch

  • Tej Thapa
Date
18 September 2017
Time
Series
International Relations Seminar Series
Address
Lipsius Building
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
Room
011

Tejshree Thapa is Senior South Asia Researcher at Human Rights Watch where she covers South Asia. Her fields of expertise are in peace, law, security, international politics and the practice of diplomacy, and post-conflict justice and reparations mechanisms. Her current work covers South Asia, with an emphasis on Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Tejshree’s research involves interviews with stakeholders, including with victims and witnesses, government and non-government actors, and a broad cross-section of civil society. She covered the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Nepal extensively, and has led research into allegations of sexual violence during the armed conflict in Nepal. Her research on this topic led her to produce one of the first international reports on violations committed by both sides to the conflict in Sri Lanka and Nepal.

In earlier projects, Tejshree worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. She was Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, where she worked closely with victims and witnesses through all stages, from the recording of their experiences through their eventual testimonials in court. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Tejshree graduated with a Juris Doctorate in Law (JD) from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Wellesley College in the United States.

You can register via uSis or via e-mail to Ms Janneke Walstra.