Sudha Bhardwaj is a human rights lawyer practising in the capacity of Advocate at Chattisgarh High Court in Bilaspur, with a focus on protecting the rights of the indigenous Adivasi community in the state of Chattisgarh. She has worked on several cases regarding alleged ‘fake encounters’ of Adivasi people and has represented Adivasi people and activists at the National Human Rights Commission of India. She also serves as the National Secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties. Sudha has also been a trade unionist for more than 30 years. She has worked in the working class shanties of Dalli Rajhara and Bhilai with workers, and fought cases on behalf of workers, poor farmers and Adivasi people protecting their labour, land and environmental rights.