Sharanjeet Parmar

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Sharanjeet Parmar is a clinical instructor with the International Human Rights Clinic and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. "Before joining HLS, Parmar served as a trial attorney to the Office of the Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, where her areas of focus included the use of child soldiers, gender crimes, and economic crimes investigations. In addition to appearing in trials prosecuting alleged perpetrators of war crimes, Parmar directed and supervised field investigations and facilitated the testimony of expert witnesses on crimes against children, gender-based violence, forensics, and military operations. Parmar has also served as a legal aid manager with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Sudan, initiating a community-based legal aid program in the south, and worked as a human rights lawyer in India with the HIV/AIDS unit of the Lawyers Collective in Delhi and Mumbai. Parmar has spoken on panels for various national and international conferences on HIV/AIDS-related issues, and is the author of numerous articles and reports on human rights, including the forthcoming “Child Witnesses and the Special Court or Sierra Leone,” published by the Peace-building and Development Institute at American University’s School of International Service. Parmar is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and holds an LL.B. (‘99) from Dalhousie Law School, Halifax and an LL.M. (‘06) in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law." [1]

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  1. Faculty and Staff, Human Rights Program, accessed October 9, 2007.