Aishwarya Pagedar

Research Associate

LL.B. (Savitribai Phule Pune University); LL.M. (Northeastern University, Boston)

Aishwarya has completed her Masters in Law, LL.M. with a concentration in Human Rights, and Health Law and Policy, from Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL), Boston, MA, USA. She graduated from Modern Law College, affiliated with the Savitribai Phule Pune University in Pune, India, in 2017. While at NUSL, she interned with Perseus Strategies, LLC, an international human rights law firm in Washington, D.C., USA. There she compiled a report and analysed the laws relating to trafficking-in-persons, and prostitution, in Myanmar. Additionally researched international laws and country conditions of various countries. At NUSL she has also worked at the Public Health Advocacy Clinic, where she researched the ‘Corporate Interference with Access to Water’ by sale of public water resources to private parties for supply purposes and setting up bottling plants.

In India, she has interned with the National Human Rights Commission of India where she researched the Right to water of indigenous persons and corporate social responsibility. She also surveyed the condition of inmates at Tihar Jail, New Delhi, India and the record keeping and compliance with guidelines for the protection of detainees’ rights. She has also interned with various law firms in India, where she was trained in client counselling and drafting. She is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and Marathi. She has engaged in several research projects relating to international human rights and women’s rights. Her research interests include comparative law, international human rights, jurisprudence and policy analysis.