Ahona Hassan

Program Officer, Bangladesh

Ahona is a law graduate with a keen interest in human rights and social justice. She has been working to tackle gender-based violence in Bangladesh for 5 years. As the Program Officer, she aims to expand iProbono’s work in Bangladesh.

Aritha Wickramasinghe

Country Representative and Equality Law Director, Sri Lanka

Having spearheaded several global initiatives promoting equality and human rights throughout his career, Aritha leads iProbono’s Equality Law work. He ranked #1 in the Financial Times Outstanding list of Top 30 LGBT Future Leaders.

Arpeeta Shams Mizan

Senior Legal Officer, Bangladesh

Apart from active involvement in expanding iProbono’s work in Bangladesh, Arpeeta is also a professor at the University of Dhaka. She is an LLM graduate from Harvard Law School, she works on Human Rights, Colonial Legal History, and Refugee Law.

Ashvina Sinnetamby

Program Officer, Sri Lanka

Ashvina is an Attorney with extensive experience in diverse practice areas. She has a longstanding interest in international humanitarian law, human rights, and criminal law. Ashvina supports the Sri Lanka team in programme planning and implementation, helping secure iProbono's mission.

Bandana Upreti

Program Officer, Nepal

A lawyer with a specialisation in Commercial Law, Bandana provides legal support to the strategic litigation & transactional projects at iProbono, Nepal. She is also involved in research and outreach to our partner lawyers and organisations.

Baroness Elizabeth Butler Sloss

Patron, United Kingdom

With a career spanning nearly 60 years, Baroness Elizabeth Butler Sloss has helped shape the United Kingdom’s legal and social justice landscape. She was the first woman to hold the post of President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice in 1991.

Barun Ghimire

Advisor, Nepal

As a human rights lawyer in Nepal, Barun is instrumental in developing iProbono’s work in the country. He handles human rights violations and public interest litigation cases before the Nepal Supreme Court, working alongside LAPSOJ.

Binita Modi

Operations Director

With over 13 years experience of working in the legal and charity sector, Binita plays a crucial role in fostering relations with iProbono’s key stakeholders and overseeing our operations. Her role also involves working closely with iProbono's UK office.

Danyal Anwar Khan

Program Officer, Pakistan

Danyal is a law graduate and is currently serving as a Program Officer in Pakistan. Previously, he served as the provincial coordinator for Punjab with the Huqooq-e-Pakistan project. He has also worked at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.

Dhwani Naik

HR Officer & Executive Assistant

A postgraduate in Economics & Management, Dhwani utilises her market research background acquired in Canada and India to optimise HR processes across iProbono. Supporting the CEO and Operations Director, she enriches our workflow synergy.

Douglas Peniston

Board Director, United Kingdom

A Chartered Accountant with 37 years experience, Douglas has been a Trustee of iProbono since its inception. He is also the Operations Director and member of the Board at Fieldfisher LLP, a European law firm which supports iProbono.

Ellen Fleming

Chair, Board of Trustees, United Kingdom

A retired solicitor, Ellen is iProbono's Board of Directors Chair in the UK. In the past, she has been a Trustee of various charities and the Chair of The Bell Education Trust.

Jubdatul Jabed

Program Manager, Bangladesh

They are a passionate human rights activist, whose work revolves around addressing legal barriers and ensuring the human rights of gender and sexuality-diverse communities. At iProbono, they serve as the focal point for all Bangladesh work.

Kaveesha Coswatte

Advocacy Officer, Sri Lanka

An LLB graduate from the University of Peradeniya, Kaveesha specialised in International Law and Human Rights. Her work in Sri Lanka focuses on building iProbono’s presence through outreach programs, advocacy and assisting litigation.

Mariam Faruqi

Chief Executive Officer

Mariam leads iProbono globally. A human rights lawyer with a focus on social justice in South Asia and the UK, she is Trustee at the Royal Drawing School in London and Reunite, international centre for child abduction.

Narayan Gopalan

UX Developer

A user-experience designer, Narayan focuses on iProbono’s website design and functioning. He has worked with iProbono since 2011, starting with the initial website, and continuing to re-design and develop the current site.

Nilopar Uddin

Board Director, United Kingdom

Nilopar is Head of Investment Law at the National Employment Savings Trust Corporation. Having volunteered at BRAC in Dhaka and New York, she has always held an interest in social justice. Nilopar is also a published author and is currently working on her second novel.

Radhika Saxena

Senior Program Manager, South Asia

A lawyer with experience in women's rights litigation, research, and advocacy, Radhika plays an integral role in streamlining iProbono's South Asia work. She assists the Chief Executive Officer and manages the in-country legal staff.

Raju Prasad Chapagai

ESCR Fellowship Advisor, Nepal

Raju Prasad Chapagai is a constitutional and human rights lawyer based in Nepal. He worked with Amnesty International as a researcher, specialising in transitional justice and ESCR. He has also advised OHCHR-Nepal on the rule of law and transitional justice. He is the founding chairperson of the Justice and Rights Institute.

Richa Oberoi

Senior Advocacy Officer

A professional photographer, Richa builds iProbono's visual library, capturing the human element of our work. She also creates educational videos, works on advocacy campaigns, and manages our contact database, social media and website.

Roger James

Board Director, United Kingdom

Roger runs his own legal consultancy having previously been General Counsel for CBS Viacom International, Simon Cowell’s production company Syco and PRS for Music. Roger is a Director on the Board of iProbono UK.

Satish Ojha

Operations Executive

A motivated and eager-to-learn young professional, Satish handles the administrative duties at iProbono's Delhi office. As part of his role, he takes care of vendor management, invoicing and office logistics.

Shevindri Manuel

Program Manager, Sri Lanka

In addition to managing the iProbono programmes in Sri Lanka, Shevindri is an Attorney-at-Law with experience in criminal litigation who holds a master's in Justice and Criminology. Her areas of interest include gender-based violence and fundamental rights.

Shireen Irani

Founder and Trustee

Founding iProbono in 2009, Shireen has worked in law and development across the UK, India and the US. She has been recognised by HM The Queen, the UK Prime Minister and the Asian Women of Achievement, with the Financial Times naming her 'Legal Innovator of the Year'.

Shivani Shinde

Program Assistant, South Asia

A postgraduate in English literature with an ardent interest in gender and resistance studies, Shivani assists the Managing Director and South Asia Program Manager with project monitoring, administrative tasks, research and writing.

Supriya Roychoudhury

Research and Impact Director

Supriya is a policy professional with over a decade's experience in research and policy advocacy on global development and human rights. At iProbono, she provides strategic support to strengthen organisational capacity on research, monitoring, and evaluation.

Taran Khan

Communications Lead

Taran N. Khan is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in publications including Granta, Guernica, LitHub, Al Jazeera, The Caravan, and Himal Southasian. She is the author of Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul which won the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award and the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award.

Tarek Rahman

Legal Officer, Bangladesh

Tarek is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh who handles the litigation portfolio of iProbono, focusing on its mission to enable people to access their rights. He specialises in human rights, counterterrorism, and dispute resolution.

Zannatul Ferdous Borna

Advisor, Bangladesh

A human rights activist, Zannatul has worked on issues related to trafficking, migration, child protection, gender-based violence, and women empowerment. She provides strategic guidance to our Bangladesh team and serves as an advisor in the areas of program building and implementation, partnerships, advocacy, and fundraising.

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