Professorial Lecturer in Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic
Nikhil Narayan is a Visiting Professor of Law and Visiting Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at The George Washington University Law School. Before joining the faculty, Professor Narayan served as the Senior Legal Adviser and Head of Office for South Asia, for the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), a Geneva-based international human rights advocacy group. In 2014, he served as Visiting Scholar and Cooperating Attorney at the International Human Rights Clinic of GW Law. For the past 14 years, Professor Narayan has lived and worked extensively, including teaching international law and human rights at the university level, in more than a dozen countries undergoing armed conflict, post-conflict transition and humanitarian emergency across South and Southeast Asia, East and the Horn of Africa, and the Middle East.
Professor Narayan's expertise and research focuses on public international law, international human rights and humanitarian law, transitional justice, post-conflict justice and accountability of State and non-State actors, and post-conflict rule of law strengthening. He has published works on these topics. Professor Narayan received his BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, his JD from Columbia University, and an Advanced LLM in Public International Law (specializing in Peace, Justice and Development) from Leiden University.