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.
Areas of expertise
- Domestic politics in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and India
- Human rights issues in South Asia
- Security issues in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal
- Sexual Violence in conflict
- Children and armed conflict
|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)|
- Humanitarian Engagement with Non-state Armed Groups Research paper 29 April 2016
- Why India is cosying up to its fractious Muslim neighbour The World Today 25 September 2015
- A new start for Sri Lanka The World Today 6 February 2015
- World in Brief: Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth The World Today 4 October 2013
- When Buddhists turn nasty The World Today 2 August 2013
- Sri Lanka: Obstacles to Change Research paper 1 June 2013
- Sri Lanka: Prospects for Reform and Reconciliation Research paper 1 October 2011
- China, India and Nepal: Intrigue on Top of the World The World Today 1 June 2010
- Sri Lanka: Concentrating Power The World Today 1 April 2010
- Children in Conflict: Thailand's Red Zone The World Today 1 January 2010
- 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
They needed a fresh start. This is more of the same The Independent, January 2010
- 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