Akshaya Kumar

Akshaya Kumar is the Director of Crisis Advocacy at Human Rights Watch where she oversees the organization’s advocacy response to emergencies. She is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School where she teaches a seminar on the Law and Practice of the United Nations and its United Nations Externship program. Akshaya holds a JD from Columbia University and an LLM in human rights, conflict and justice from the School of Oriental and African Studies.