Tanishtha Vaid
Human Rights Scholar
Transitional Justice Scholar

Tanishtha Vaid graduated with a BA LLB. from the Gujarat National Law University (India). She is an LLM candidate at NYU, specializing in international criminal law and transitional justice.

During her undergraduate degree, she took part in the ICC Moot Court Competition, 2018, where she was awarded the Best Defense Counsel Team, Best Defense Counsel Memorial and 1st Runner-up Best Defense Counsel Award. She has also served as a Research Assistant at the International Law Commission and is currently assisting Human Rights Watch in their efforts to bring the former Gambian dictator – Yahya Jammeh, to justice. As a member of the UN Diplomacy Clinic, she is serving as an advisor to the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations.

A qualified advocate with the Bar Council of India, Tanishtha has used her early experience to make strides in the field of transitional justice. In previously assisting organizations such as the International Crimes Tribunal-Bangladesh, she has used her expertise to streamline the application of transitional justice mechanisms. She is also widely published in the subject of transitional justice and has been one of the youngest presenters at the American Society of International Law’s Midyear Research Forum.


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