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Asia & the Pacific Programme

Reema Omer – Senior Legal Adviser, South Asia

Reema is a lawyer from Pakistan. She did an LLM specializing in public international law at the University of Cambridge in 2009. She was awarded the Commonwealth Pegasus scholarship in 2010 where she worked in barristers’ chambers in London on human rights cases. Reema joined the ICJ in 2011 as a South Asia consultant and since 2013 has served as ICJ’s International Legal Adviser for Pakistan, based in Lahore. Reema is a member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and writes regularly for national and international publications on issues of human rights, the rule of law and social justice.

Mishika Singh – National Legal Consultant, India

Mishika joined the ICJ in March 2021 as a National Legal Consultant. Prior to joining the ICJ, Mishika has worked in the field of human rights and women’s rights in New Delhi. She founded an informal collective of lawyers – Lawyer for Detainees – in December 2020 amidst nation-wide anti-CAA, NRC and NPR protests. She is the Chairperson and Founder of Neev – Foundation for Legal Aid, a public charitable trust working for equitable access to justice. Currently, she is serving as a Council Member at Uttar Pradesh Anti-Sexual Harassment Council under the aegis of WICCI. Mishika completed her LLM from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute in Transnational Crime and Justice. She holds a B.A.LLB degree from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, graduating in 2014. She is admitted to the Indian Bar.


Kashiram Dhungana – Legal Adviser, Nepal

Kashiram is working on ICJ Nepal’s Right to a Remedy and Reparation (R2R) Project. Prior to joining ICJ, he worked at Advocacy Forum Nepal as a Human Rights Lawyer / District & Regional Focal Person on Transitional Justice, Criminal Justice & Torture Prevention for nine years. He is a lawyer and has practiced law in the courts of Nepal. He has a Bachelor degree in Law and a Master degree in Political Science from Tribhuwan University, Nepal.

Sanhawan Srisod – Legal Adviser, Thailand

Sanhawan is a lawyer with background in international humanitarian law and experience working on humanitarian issues in the violence-plagued deep south of Thailand with the ICRC. She also worked on an Australia- Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons to strengthen national and regional (ASEAN) capacity of criminal justice responses to human trafficking. She has also worked with a number of organizations dedicated to helping refugees and asylum seekers in Thailand, i.e. UNHCR and Asylum Access. She also worked in a law firm and was heavily involved in several high profile international cases. She got her LL.M. in Public International Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and her LL.B. in Laws from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand.

Daron Tan – Associate Legal Adviser, Southeast Asia

Daron joined the ICJ in January 2021, implementing the ICJ’s work on digital rights and internet freedom in Southeast Asia. He previously led a team of lawyers at Asylum Access Thailand as a frontline legal aid provider to refugees and asylum seekers. He has also previously worked with and consulted for ILGA World, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Center for Asylum Protection. He holds a BA (Jurisprudence) from the University of Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours as an Ann Kennedy Scholar, and an LL.M from Columbia Law School, graduating as a Global Public Service Fellow and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Cholticha Romruen – International Finance Officer, Asia & Pacific

Cholticha (Nong) initially joined ICJ as a Senior Finance Officer and was subsequently promoted to International Finance office for Asia and Pacific Region. Before joining ICJ, she was worked as Senior Accountant at International Union Conservation of Natures (IUCN) and private sector in Thailand. She hold Master degree in Management from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand and Bachelor degree in Accounting from Bangkok University, Thailand.

Nawawan Petchwattana – Human Resources and Grants Officer, Asia & Pacific

Nawawan joined the ICJ as an Administration Officer in June 2012. Her prior work experience includes working as an Administrative Associate at the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and as a Secretary in the Consular Section of the Turkish Embassy in Thailand. Nawawan holds a Master of Arts in Labor Economics and Human Resources Management from Chulalongkorn University and Bachelor of Arts degree from Ayutthaya Rajabhat University.

Pooja Shah – Administration Assistant & Logistics Officer, South Asia

Pooja joined the ICJ in Kathmandu in May 2010. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Tribhuwan University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Pokhara University. Prior to joining ICJ, she worked as an intern at Nabil Bank Limited and Himalayan Bank Limited.