Sangeetha is a human rights and humanitarian professional from Singapore. She started her human rights journey working at Interpol and then the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia. She continued her engagement in Cambodia, as a litigation and transitional justice associate, documenting violations against, and assisting with the representing a group of victims before the Tribunal. She worked with Ministry of Foreign Affairs on international boundary issues, and later, with the International Criminal Court. Sangeetha has also spent time working in the occupied Palestinian territories on humanitarian law violations, as well as with Rohingya refugee communities in Malaysia and in Australia. More recently, she has worked as a researcher on humanitarian assistance, rule of law, and business and human rights issues around the ASEAN region.
Sangeetha has also worked in humanitarian response throughout Asia, and has been deployed to support humanitarian responses in the Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Sangeetha is a qualified Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore, and holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Melbourne, an LL.B (Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and a postgraduate diploma in Poverty Reduction Policies and Practices with the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Ghent University, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Human Rights Centre, Belgium, 09/2019 – ongoing: PhD research fellow
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore, 01/2019 – 08/2019: Inclusive Business Sector Expert and Manager
Brown University, USA 11/2018 – 09/2019: Research Consultant on International Humanitarian Law
Save the Children International, Asia Regional Office, Jakarta, 10/2018 – 01/2019: Information and Communications Consultant, Palu Earthquake and Tsunami Response
ASEAN CSR Network, Singapore, 08/2018 – 10/2018: Programme Consultant, Business and Human Rights
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Rule of Law Programme Asia, Singapore, 05/2017 – 05/2018: Research Associate
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, 11/2016 – 04/2017: Senior Analyst, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
Save the Children International, Asia Regional Office, Singapore, 10/2013 – 07/2015: Humanitarian Response Officer and Operations Coordinator
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, 08/2012 – 09/2013: Foreign Service Officer, Special Projects Desk – International Boundary Issues
Access to Justice Asia, Cambodia and Singapore, 08/2009 – 12/2012: Transitional Justice Associate
University of Melbourne, Master of Public and International Law, 10/2016
National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 06/2010
University of London, Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice, Postgraduate Certificate, 10/2018
Supreme Court of Singapore, Advocate & Solicitor, Admitted to the Singapore Bar, 08/2012