In this episode LawPod Director Lauren Dempster talks to PhD candidate Nikhil Narayan about his research exploring the role of guarantees of non-recurrence in transitional justice. Nikhil has an Advanced LL.M. (cum laude) in Public International Law (Specialization: Peace, Justice, Development) from Leiden University (Leiden, the Netherlands); a J.D. from Columbia University Law School (New York, NY, USA); and, a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA, USA).
Prior to joining QUB in 2019, Nikhil was a practicing international human rights and transitional justice advocate in the field, living and working in countries undergoing armed conflict, post-conflict transition or humanitarian emergency across South and Southeast Asia, East and Horn of Africa and Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
Among others, Nikhil served as Senior Legal Adviser and South Asia Head of Office for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ); and, as Project Director and Senior Peace Fellow for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). Nikhil has also taught international human rights and transitional justice at law schools in the US and India, including at the George Washington University School of Law (Washington, DC, USA). Nikhil has published extensively on these topics as well. Nikhil’s full bio can be found at his LinkedIn page Links to selected recent publications can be found at his SSRN page.