Associate Fellow, Asia Programme
Charu Lata Hogg
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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 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 her postgraduate degree from the London School of Economics and 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 - dateAsia Manager, Child Soldiers International
Jan 07 - April 09South Asia Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Jan 04 - DateSouth Asia Analyst, Business Monitor International; Consultant-South Asia, Janes Sentinel, Janes Defence; South Asia Researcher, Control Risks Group; Consultant, International Alert
Jan-May 04Consultant-Asia Pacific, Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
Sept 1998-99MSc International Relations, London School of Economics & Political Science
Sept 1990-2002Foreign 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)

Broadcast experience



  • English and Hindi (broadcast standard)