Sukti Dhital Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU Law
Sukti Dhital is the Deputy Director of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at NYU School of Law and a human rights lawyer with extensive international law experience in the fields of economic and social rights. Dhital also serves as a Supervising Attorney with the Global Justice Clinic at NYU Law, overseeing projects related to legal empowerment and digital surveillance. Previously, she was the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Nazdeek, an award-winning legal empowerment organization committed to bringing access to justice closer to marginalized communities in India. She worked closely with affected community members and social movements to advance human rights through a community-driven approach, with a focus on indigenous and Dalit women. Prior to Nazdeek, Dhital was the Director of the Reproductive Rights Unit at the Human Rights Law Network, India where she assisted in securing landmark social and economic rights judgments. She has also worked at the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project and the firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP. She received a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.