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Board of Advisors

Ensaaf’s Advisory Board members enhance Ensaaf’s capacity, contributing significant time, resources, and work on joint projects.

Brad Adams is the Executive Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW is the largest human rights organization based in the US and protects the human rights of people around the world.

Rajvinder Singh Bains is a Punjab & Haryana High Court attorney with over two decades of human rights litigation experience. He is the lead attorney of the Khalra trial team.

Sandra Coliver is a Senior Legal Officer at the Open Society Justice Initiative, an operational arm of the Open Society Institute founded by financier George Soros that promotes the rule of law and human rights worldwide.

Matt Eisenbrandt is the Legal Director at the Canadian Centre for International Justice. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as Legal Director at the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA).

Carla Ferstman is the Director of REDRESS. REDRESS helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparations.

Ram Narayan Kumar, who helped grow Ensaaf from an idea into a thriving international human rights organization, passed away in 2009, yet continues to inspire Ensaaf through his lifelong commitment to humility, accountability, and the rule of law. He was most recently Director of the Understanding Impunity Project at the South Asian Forum for Human Rights.

Smita Narula is the Faculty Director at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), based at NYU School of Law. The CHRGJ focuses on issues related to global justice and emphasizes research productivity in all aspects of its work.

Sharanjeet Parmar is the Head of Office for the Democratic Republic of Congo program at the International Center for Transitional Justice. Prior to joining CCIJ, Parmar served as a human rights lawyer and lecturer on law in the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.

Romesh Silva is a Statistician with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). HRDAG, based at the Benetech Inititative, advises truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, and non-governmental human rights organizations in building evidence-based arguments using empirical data and established statistical methods.

Paul Williams is the Executive Director of the Public International Law & Policy Group which provides pro bono assistance to developing states and states in transition involved in conflict. He is also a Professor of Law and International Relations at the American University Washington College of Law and School of International Service.