Charu Lata Hogg

Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme


Charu Lata Hogg is visiting Michael D. Palm fellow at the Williams Institute and is the founder and project director of All Survivors Project.

She was policy and advocacy director and previously Asia programme manager at Child Soldiers International. She is the chair of the board of trustees of the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice.

She worked as the South Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch till 2009 and documented violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Before joining Chatham House, she was an international journalist based in India, Sri Lanka and London writing for among others, Far Eastern Economic Review, the BBC-South Asia Regional Unit, India Today and the Times of India.

Charu has briefed UN member states on the human rights and political situation in Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Nepal and India at the Human Rights Council in Geneva; the UN Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict in New York; and the European Parliament in Brussels.

She has conducted in-depth research on sexual violence in Sri Lanka, and provided expert evidence to the UK Upper Tribunal Country Guidance case on Sri Lanka in 2013.

Charu received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hindu College, University of Delhi and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Past experience

Dec 2016 - Visiting Michael D. Palm Fellow at Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Dec 2016 - Founder Director, All Survivors Project, UCLA School of Law
2015-16 Policy & Advocacy Director, Child Soldiers International
2009-15 Asia Programme Manager, Child Soldiers International
2007-09 South Asia Researcher, Human Rights Watch
2003-07 International Alert, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, Business Monitor International, Janes Defence, Janes Sentinel
1990-2002 Foreign Correspondent & Writer with the Times of India (India), Indian Express (India), India Today (India), Outlook (India), Far Eastern Economic Review (Sri Lanka & UK), South China Morning Post (Sri Lanka), BBC-World Service (UK, Sri Lanka and India), Khaleej Times (Sri Lanka, UAE and UK), Arabic broadsheet Al Hayat (Sri Lanka and India) and Spanish daily EFE (Sri Lanka)