Senior Research Associate
B.A.B.L. (Hons.) (The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University);
LL.M. (Utrecht University)
Andrea Marilyn Pragashini Immanuel received her L.L.M. in Public International Law from Utrecht University, Netherlands in 2015. She specialized in conflict laws and submitted a thesis on ‘Establishing the criminal liability of corporations before international criminal tribunals’. Andrea graduated with B.A.B.L. (Honours) from School of Excellence in Law, the Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. During her law school, she proved to be an avid mooter having participated and won a number of national and international level moot court competitions. Notably, she was the winner of the All India Refugee Law Moot Court Competition in 2010, semi-finalist in the Indian national rounds of Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and runner-up of the Phillip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in the Dutch national rounds. She was admitted into the Bar Council of India in 2016.
Andrea is interested in legal research in the areas of transitional justice and peace-building, international humanitarian law, international criminal law and international human rights law. Andrea aims to be a voice to the voiceless and aspires to use legal research to find solutions for conflicting societies and vulnerable populations. Since 2016, she has been working as a Refugee Status Determination Assistant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Previously, she has worked with the Association of Defence Counsel practising before the International Courts and Tribunals (ADC-ICT), with the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG) and with Global Rights Compliance (GRC). She was engaged in legal research in these organizations. She was also an Executive Editor with the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law from 2015 to 2016.
Andrea is passionate about teaching and writing. She intends to use these skills to fulfil her aim of being a voice to the voiceless.