Santwana Dwivedy

Faculty Associate

Santwana Dwivedy obtained her LL.B from National Law University Odisha, Cuttack (2014) and LL.M. (Human Rights Law) from Central European University, Budapest (2017). She was awarded the CEU Master’s Tuition Award to pursue her LL.M. and was also awarded a grant to participate in the course ‘Courts in Dialogue’ at the Grand Chamber, European Court of Human Rights at Strasbourg, France. She wrote her LL.M. thesis on ‘India’s conformity with international human rights standards to combat rape’. She has successfully qualified the UGC-NET exam in 2017. Santwana has previously worked in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, where she worked on international conventions, court cases and policy instruments relating to sexual offences against women and children, crimes against SCs and STs, prison reforms and anti-trafficking. She has extensive work experience in the field of human rights working with international NGOs such as Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Budapest. She has previously been a policy researcher with a Member of Parliament as part of the Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship offered by PRS Legislative Research and has also practised as an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. At KIIT School of Law, she teaches courses such as Law of Crimes, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights Practice and Human Rights and its implementation.

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Human Rights Law, Criminal Law
Journals/Conferences :
Dwivedy, S., Mohanty, K. & Dash, P. P. (2011). “Globalization, Masculinity and Customs of Crime: A case of honour killings in North-India” in Jaishankar, K., and Ronel, N.(eds.), Proceedings of the first International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV), Tirunelveli, India, (2011), 217.