Associate Director, Project on War Crimes and Mass Graves
Anjli Parrin is the Associate Director of the Project on War Crimes and Mass Graves at the Human Rights Clinic and Institute and a Legal Fellow with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team. The project works with forensic scientists to conduct investigations and trainings on the use of forensics and human rights to further truth and criminal accountability for mass atrocities in the Central African Republic.
Anjli has worked for the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in East, Central and the Horn of Africa, and UN Development Programme Somalia's Joint Rule-of-Law Programme, as well as for law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and Clifford Chance LLP. She has been published in the New York Times, Quartz, IRIN News, Just Security, African Arguments, and the Guardian’s Development blog, and academically in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.
Anjli holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and earned several prizes including the David M. Berger Memorial Prize for excellence in international law, the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Prize for excellence in clinical fieldwork and outstanding participation in a clinical seminar, the Human Rights Institute’s Commendation for Leadership and Commitment in Human Rights, and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She also holds master’s degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics.