Sandhya Basini
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Sitoula is a Program Coordinator at the Center for Legal Research and Resource Development, a national level NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal. Her responsibilities include providing capacity building training to human trafficking protection actors and encouraging stakeholders to adopt a victim-centered approach to trafficking cases. She conducts research on trafficking issues, trains organizational field staff and other concerned stakeholders, and supervises Trafficking in Person (TIP) cases. Ms. Sitoula received her LL.B in Jurisprudence and Human Rights Law from the Kathmandu School of Law and went on to receive a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Gender Justice from the same institution. She is an Executive Member of the Human Rights Committee of the Kathmandu District Court Bar Association. As a Humphrey Fellow, Ms. Sitoula hopes to explore best practices for combatting human trafficking with particular attention to the areas of advocacy, law enforcement, and prosecution, as well as strategies and mechanisms for victim and witness protection.