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Indira Jaising

Indira Jaising

HRD, Lawyer
Lawyers Collective

Indira Jaising is a Senior Advocate and founder of the human rights organisation Lawyers Collective. Since its establishment in 1981 the organisation has been actively involved in human rights litigation and advocacy for the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalised members of Indian society. Indira Jaising was previously actively engaged with the United Nations (UN) system, serving as a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Human rights defenders in India face a diverse range of attacks and harassment from state and non-state actors alike, including killing, physical assault, arbitrary detention, threats and judicial harassment.