Niran Anketell

Niran Anketell

Niran is an Attorney-at-Law who has litigated human rights, constitutional law, and civil cases in Sri Lankan courts for over seven years. He graduated with an honours degree in law from the University of Colombo, where has was awarded the Gold Medal for Most Outstanding Student, before taking oaths in 2008. Niran was thereafter awarded two full scholarships—the Fulbright Scholarship and the prestigious Hauser Global Scholarship—to pursue an LL.M in International Legal Studies at New York University.

Niran has also worked at the International Co-Prosecutor’s Office at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) as a Fellow of the Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York. He has published widely on constitutional reform and Transitional Justice, and currently serves on the Sri Lankan Constitutional Assembly’s Panel of Experts and on the Expert Panel of the Task Force on Transitional Justice Consultations. Niran has taught undergraduate and postgraduate course on international law, criminal law, Transitional Justice and human rights at the University of Colombo.

Outside the law, Niran’s interests are in rugby and politics.

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