Biography

Almas is a human rights lawyer from India, currently reading as a DPhil candidate (PRS) at the University of Oxford and a Barbara Mills Graduate Scholar in Law. She focuses on the role of intersectionality in Indian discrimination law, under the supervision of Professor Sandra Fredman. She completed her LLM. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; and her undergraduate degree in BA. LLB (Hons.) from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. Almas possesses Bar Council Qualification to practice in India and has worked in dispute resolution.

Nationally, she has worked with Centre for Law and Policy Research, where she gained experience as a litigation lawyer in High Courts and Supreme Courts, on issues of trans rights, caste matters and constitutional law. Additionally, she has been involved in grassroots level and high-level advocacy on legislations of human interest and its implementation. Internationally, she has worked with the UNITAR, UN International Law Commission, DCAF - a Security Sector Organisation in Geneva and also with the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. Her research includes anti-discrimination laws, intersectionality, gender laws and human rights.

She currently serves as the Communications Director at the Oxford Human Rights Hub. She also convenes the Criminal Law Discussion Group in the Faculty of Law.

Research Interests

  • Theory of Intersectionality
  • Anti-discrimination Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Public International Law
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Critical Race Theory