Charu Lata Hogg was appointed associate fellow in the Asia programme in September 2004. Before joining Chatham House, she was an international journalist based in India and Sri Lanka.
She has worked as the lead South Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch and is currently Asia programme manager with Child Soldiers International.
She has briefed government and United Nations representatives on the human rights and political situation in Mynamar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Nepal and India at the Human Rights Council in Geneva; the UN Security Council Working Group in children and armed conflict in New York; and the European Union Parliament in Brussels.
She has conducted in-depth research on sexual violence in Sri Lanka and provided expert evidence to the UK Upper Tribunal on the Country Guidance case on Sri Lanka in 2013.
Charu received her post graduate degree from London School of Economics & Political Science.
- Domestic politics in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India
- Human rights issues in South Asia
- Security issues in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal
- Child rights in the context of armed violence in Thailand and Burma
|May 09 - date||Asia Manager, Child Soldiers International|
|Jan 07 - April 09||South Asia Researcher, Human Rights Watch|
|Jan 04 - Date||South Asia Analyst, Business Monitor International; Consultant-South Asia, Janes Sentinel, Janes Defence; South Asia Researcher, Control Risks Group; Consultant, International Alert|
|Jan-May 04||Consultant-Asia Pacific, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers|
|Sept 1998-99||MSc International Relations, London School of Economics & Political Science|
|Sept 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)|
- English and Hindi (broadcast standard)
- Sri Lanka: Obstacles to Change Programme Paper, June 2013
- Sri Lanka: Prospects for Reform and Reconciliation Programme Paper, October 2011
- China, India and Nepal: Intrigue on Top of the World The World Today, June 2010
- Sri Lanka: Concentrating Power The World Today, April 2010
- They needed a fresh start. This is more of the same The Independent, January 2010
- Children in Conflict: Thailand's Red Zone The World Today, January 2010
- Sri Lanka after the Tamil Tiger Defeat: Army Takes Over The World Today, August 2009
- Victory will be Hollow without Constitutional Reforms The Independent, April 2009
- Sri Lanka: Tiger Cull The World Today March 2009
- Speak up about Free Speech The Guardian 12 December 2008
- Sri Lanka's leader takes a step backward on human rights International Herald Tribune, 15 August 2007
- India and its Neighbours: Do Economic Interests Have the Potential to Build Peace? Chatham House Report, November 2007
- Sri Lanka Faces Pressure on Two Fronts 12 November 2014
- A Serious Chance to Support Human Rights in Sri Lanka 26 March 2014
- Bangladesh Pays for a Lack of Justice 31 December 2013
- Commonwealth Delegates in Sri Lanka Must Not Ignore Human Rights 14 November 2013
- India: Justice Delayed 10 January 2013
- Sri Lanka: The Noose Tightens 25 April 2012
- Censorship: An Increasing Threat to Democracy in India 01 February 2012
- Sri Lanka: Winning the War, But Not the Peace 20 May 2011