Pratima Narayan

Pratima T. Narayan is a Senior Program Manager with the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation.  She has over 14 years of experience conducting and leading investigations into violations of international human rights and humanitarian law, as well as white collar crimes involving corporate and government entities.  Her expertise on gender has been cited in legal treatises.

Pratima began her career with the Legal Aid Society in New York City, where she managed emergency eviction cases for impact litigation in the South Bronx. She then practiced law with private firms before going on to hold various positions with the United Nations, including most recently as the Chief of Investigations for the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.

Pratima’s diverse range of experience includes monitoring and reporting on breaches of international human rights and humanitarian law with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), developing capacity-building programs in education and curriculum, as well as advocacy and legal representation with various non-governmental organizations in Japan, South Africa and Greece. In 2018, Pratima was selected to participate in a U.S. Department of State investigation into atrocities allegedly committed against the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

Pratima holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University where, among other honors, she was awarded the Cornell Tradition Larry Lowenstein Fellowship for her commitment to public service.  She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Education from the Open University of Tanzania. Pratima is admitted to practice law in New York State and is proficient in English, Spanish and French, as well as conversational in Japanese.