PhD Fellow, Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law and Criminology, University of Ghent
Sangeetha Yogendran is a PhD Fellow, Human Rights Centre, Faculty of Law and Criminology, University of Ghent where she is working on righting victim participation in transitional justice. Most recently she was the Programme Manager (Business and Human Rights) with ASEAN CSR Network. Previously she was a researcher with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's Rule of Law Programme Asia where she focused on human rights, transitional justice, constitutional law, environmental law, refugee law and humanitarian issues. Before that, she was a researcher on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief with the Nanyang Technological University. In her role as Humanitarian Response and Operations Officer with Save the Children International from 2013-2015, she supported humanitarian response and emergency preparedness throughout Asia and was deployed to the humanitarian responses for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the Nepal earthquakes.
Sangeetha has worked in a range of international law fields, having previously worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore on international law issues, in the occupied Palestinian territories on violations of international humanitarian law, in Cambodia with the Khmer Rouge Tribunal’s Victims Unit, the International Criminal Court, Interpol and with refugees in Malaysia with the UNHCR. Sangeetha is a qualified Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore, and holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Melbourne, an LL.B (Honours) from the National University of Singapore, and is currently pursuing a postgraduate diploma in poverty reduction policies and practices with SOAS.