Aishwarya Pagedar

Aishwarya Pagedar

Assistant Professor

B.S.L. LL.B. (Savitribai Phule Pune University);

LL.M. (Northeastern University)

Aishwarya has completed her LL.M. with a concentration in human rights, and health law and policy, from Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL).

Before joining JGU, she has worked with an international human rights law firm, Perseus Strategies, LLC, based out of Washington D.C., engaging in lobbying for release of political prisoners in several countries. She has contributed towards the drafting of a comprehensive report, ‘The Kremlin’s Political Prisoners:  Advancing a Political Agenda by Crushing Dissent,’ written by Perseus Strategies and Co-Commissioned by Free Russia Foundation, the Human Rights Foundation, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. There she also compiled a report and analysed the laws relating to trafficking-in-persons, and prostitution, in Myanmar.

She has engaged in research on issues pertaining to the corporate interference with access to water by sale of public water resources to private parties for supply purposes and setting up bottling plants in the US. She has also worked on the right to water of indigenous persons in India and matters of corporate social responsibility.

Currently, she is the faculty coordinator for GirlUp-JGU and the JGU Dance Society (RAQS). Her areas of interest include human rights, gender studies, policy making, and psychology. She is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati, and Marathi.