Trishna joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation as Legal Programme Manager for South Asia in 2018. She manages TrustLaw’s network of NGOs, social enterprises, and lawyers in the region. She facilitates pro bono legal assistance for members, and supports strategic legal research programmes on regional and cross-border issues. She has a particular interest in peace building and business and human rights.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Trishna worked as Project Lead, India for Advocates for International Development where her work included developing research, maintaining and building networks and leading the training program on business and human rights in India for lawyers. She also worked as Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global University and was Director for the Centre for Study of United Nations. She has been engaged with the development sector with several NGOs and International Organisations such as UNDP, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and has worked for the Government of India as a legal consultant.
She has worked as an Advocate in India both in Chamber Practice and law firms specialising in criminal law. As a lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council of India, Trishna has worked to ensure human rights of pre-trial detainees. Her work has also included advocacy for children and women detained under the pretext of prostitution and human trafficking having little or no legal representation. Trishna studied law in India from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and has an Advanced Masters in International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law from the Geneva Academy.
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