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 East and Central Africa. In this role Anjli has trained judges, lawyers, police, gendarmerie, NGOs and victims associations on the law and science of suspicious death investigations; successfully proposed new law in the area of exhumations for hybrid courts; and carried out complex war crime investigations.
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, Washington Post, Quartz, The New Humanitarian, Just Security, African Arguments, and OpenGlobalRights, 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 a master’s degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics. Anjli is admitted to practice law in New York.