Akila Radhakrishnan

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Akila Radhakrishnan (@akila_rad) is is an international human rights lawyer and gender-justice expert, who currently serves as the Strategic Legal Advisor for Gender Justice for the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project. She previously served as President of the Global Justice Center, leading its work to achieve gender equality and human rights. In her time at GJC, Akila led the development of groundbreaking legal work on both abortion access in conflict and the role that gender plays in genocide. Akila is a globally-recognized voice on issues of reproductive rights, gender-based violence, and justice and accountability. She has briefed the United Nations Security Council and the United Kingdom and European Parliaments, and regularly advises governments and multilateral institutions on issues of gender equality and human rights. Akila’s expert analysis can also be seen across popular media, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, CNN, and more. She is also on LinkedIn.



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More States Open to Considering Gender Apartheid for Draft Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

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May 24th, 2024

Strengthening Reproductive Autonomy in the Draft Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

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Nov 22nd, 2023

Continued Positive Momentum on Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

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Nov 9th, 2023

Why the Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Should Codify Gender Apartheid

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Oct 5th, 2023

Differences ‘Getting Narrower’ on Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Treaty

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May 15th, 2023

Coming Debates to Advance New Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity Will Require Skillful Leadership

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Dec 20th, 2022

On Crimes Against Humanity, Protect the UN Sixth Committee’s Integrity With Action

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Sep 22nd, 2022

Crimes Against Humanity: Little Progress on Treaty as UN Legal Committee Concludes its Work

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Dec 7th, 2021

Expanding Justice for Gender-Based Crimes with a Treaty on Crimes Against Humanity

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Sep 29th, 2021

Beyond the Coup in Myanmar: A Crisis Born from Impunity

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May 18th, 2021

Behind Myanmar’s Military Alibi: A Path for Compliance with the ICJ’s Order to Protect Rohingya

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Feb 3rd, 2020

Beyond Killing: The Critical Role of Gender in the Recognition, Prevention and Punishment of Genocide

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Dec 14th, 2018